Comparison of two methods of aromatherapy with lavender essence and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) on cesarean postoperative pain

Ebrahimi Houshyar, Akram and Hosein Rezaie, Hakimeh and Jahani, Younes and Kazemi, Majid and Monfared, Shiva (2015) Comparison of two methods of aromatherapy with lavender essence and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) on cesarean postoperative pain. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 18 (146). pp. 6-12.

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Abstract

Introduction: pain is a major problem after cesarean. Aromatherapy with lavender essence and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) are non-chemical effective methods in reducing pain. This study was performed with aim to compare two methods of aromatherapy with lavender essence and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) on Caesarean postoperative pain Methods: This single-blind randomized clinical trial study was performed on 150 pregnant women who had undergone cesarean section in 2014. The subjects were divided into 3 groups (placebo lavender essence and TENS, placebo lavender essence and TENS, lavender essence and placebo TENS). In the recovery, 100mg of rectal diclofenac suppository was administered for all groups. Then, in the recovery, vital signs and VAS of each case were evaluated and registered. 4,8 and 12 hours after cesarean, before and after the intervention, vital signs and VAS were evaluated and registered. Data analysis was performed by SPSS statistical software (version 19) and statistical tests of Shapiro-wilk and ANOVA. P Results: In the comparison of two methods of aromatherapy with lavender essence and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) on cesarean postoperative pain, the results showed that the cases in TENS group had experienced the most pain decrease at 4,8 and12 hours after cesarean (P<0.001). Conclusion: TENS significantly decreases pain during 4, 8 and 12 hours after cesarean section compared to lavender essence and control groups.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 14:41
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 14:41
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3417

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