Effect of Chamomile extract on sleep disorder in menopausal women

Abbasinia, Hanieh and Alizadeh, Zeinab and Vakilian, Katayoun and Jafari, zohreh and Matoury poor, Pegah and Ranjbaran, Mehdi (2016) Effect of Chamomile extract on sleep disorder in menopausal women. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 19 (20). pp. 1-7.

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Abstract

Introduction: Sleep disorder is one of the most common problems in menopausal women. Therefore, this study was performed with aim to determine the effect of chamomile extract on sleep disorder in menopausal women. Methods: This double blind clinical trial study was conducted on 110 menopausal women aged 50-60 years who referred to health clinics of Arak and met the inclusion criteria. The subjects after convenience sampling were randomly included to one of the intervention or control groups. The intervention group received Chamomile capsule containing 400 mg of Chamomile extract twice a day for one month and control group received no intervention. At the end of the intervention, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index was again completed by the subjects. Data were analyzed by SPSS software (version 18) and Chi-square, paired t and independent t -tests. Results: The mean sleep quality score in the intervetion group before taking the drug was 13.68± 1.68 that changed to 9.07±1.53 after the intervention. Also the mean of this index in the control group was 12.98±2.50 before the intervention and 11.72±2.45 after the intervention. There was significant difference between the mean of sleep quality score in the intervention group before and after the intervention (P=0.001), but it was not significantly different in the control group (P=0.149). Also, there was significant difference between mean score of sleep quality in intervention and control groups after the intervention (P=0.001). Conclusion: Using Chamomile extract is effective in reducing sleep disorder of menopausal women.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 14:20
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 14:20
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1322

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