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[Effects of lavender aromatherapy on insomnia and depression in women college students].

Abstract

PURPOSE

The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of the lavender fragrance on sleep and depression in women college students.

METHOD

Forty-two women college students who complained of insomnia were studied during a four-week protocol(control treatment week, 60% lavender fragrance treatment week, washout week, 100% lavender fragrance treatment week). All subjects were in the department of nursing in "K" college and the study was a single blind repeated measurements experiment. For the duration of the study, weekly evaluations of sleep, patterns of sleep disturbance, severity of insomnia scale, self satisfaction with sleep, and severity of depression were performed.

RESULT

Among sleep variables, length of time taken to fall asleep, severity of insomnia, and self satisfaction with sleep were improved for the 60%(p=.000, p=.000, p=.000) and 100%(p=.000, p=.000, p=.000) week while the severity of depression was improved only for the 100%(p=.002) week.

CONCLUSION

According to the study results, it can be concluded that the lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students. Repeated studies are needed to confirm effective proportions of lavender oil and carrier oil for insomnia and depression.

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    Department of Nursing, Keukdong College, Chungcheongbuk-Do, Korea. ilee001@kdc.ac.kr

    Source

    Taehan Kanho Hakhoe chi 36:1 2006 Feb pg 136-43

    MeSH

    Adult
    Aromatherapy
    Depression
    Female
    Humans
    Lavandula
    Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
    Students

    Pub Type(s)

    English Abstract
    Journal Article

    Language

    kor

    PubMed ID

    16520572

    Citation

    Lee, Inn-Sook, and Gyung-Joo Lee. "[Effects of Lavender Aromatherapy On Insomnia and Depression in Women College Students]." Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi, vol. 36, no. 1, 2006, pp. 136-43.
    Lee IS, Lee GJ. [Effects of lavender aromatherapy on insomnia and depression in women college students]. Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi. 2006;36(1):136-43.
    Lee, I. S., & Lee, G. J. (2006). [Effects of lavender aromatherapy on insomnia and depression in women college students]. Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi, 36(1), pp. 136-43.
    Lee IS, Lee GJ. [Effects of Lavender Aromatherapy On Insomnia and Depression in Women College Students]. Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi. 2006;36(1):136-43. PubMed PMID: 16520572.
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