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Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2020, 28(2): 32-37 Back to browse issues page
Effect of Aromatherapy with Lavender Extract on Occupational Stress among Operating Room Staff
Saeed Jazini dorcheh1 , Samaneh Dehghan Abnavi2, Elaheh Mousavi3, Jaber Zabihirad * 4
1- Senior Surgical Technologist at Hojjat-ibn-al- Hassan al-Askari Hospital, Isfahan, Iran
2- Dept of Operating Room, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran
3- Dept of Operating Room, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
4- Dept of Operating Room, Faculty of Medicine Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Aligudarz Branch, Aligudarz, Iran , radjaber@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Occupational stress is recognized as one of the most serious occupational hazards in developed countries. Stress-related problems can cause behavioral, mental, and physical symptoms leading to a decrease in work performance. This study aimed to investigate the effect of aromatherapy using lavender extract on staff job stress in the operating room environment.
 
Materials & Methods: This quasi-experimental study was performed on 25 staff in Hojat ibn-al-Hassan al-Askari Hospital in Isfahan during September 2017. The study sample was selected using the convenience method. Data were collected using a researcher-made questionnaire with confirmed validity and reliability. The operating room staff were asked to complete the questionnaires before and after aromatherapy. The data were analyzed using descriptive and analytical statistical tests (mean and Wilcoxon test).
 
Findings: The results of the study showed that aromatherapy had only a significant effect on one of the symptoms of job stress (i.e., feeling calm at the workplace). However, there was no statistically significant difference before and after the intervention regarding the total occupational stress of the staff.
 
Discussion & Conclusions: Due to the effect of aromatherapy with lavender extract on some symptoms of occupational stress, this method can be used in the operating room environment to reduce occupational stress among staff.
Keywords: Aromatherapy, Lavender occupational stress, Operating room
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: health and safety professionals
Received: 2019/07/6 | Accepted: 2020/02/1 | Published: 2020/06/30
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Jazini dorcheh S, Dehghan Abnavi S, Mousavi E, Zabihirad J. Effect of Aromatherapy with Lavender Extract on Occupational Stress among Operating Room Staff. Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2020; 28 (2) :32-37
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