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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 7, Issue : 4
First page : ( 495) Last page : ( 498)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2017.00096.9

A study to assess the effectiveness of Aromatherapy during First Stage of Labour among women in Selected Hospitals, Puducherry

Dr. Indra V.*

Department of Maternal, Child and Community Health Nursing, University of Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author Email: indra.selvam1@gmail.com

Online published on 12 June, 2018.


Aromatherapy is the therapeutic applications of oil originating from various parts of herbal plants. The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of aromatherapy in first stage of labour with 30 experimental and 30 control groups of total 60 expectant mothers during first stage of labour. The research was a quasi experimental design after pilot study, the main study was performed with 10ml warm olive oil was back massaged for 10 min and scored the labour pain along with the socio-demographic variables were noted. There was significant difference between the labour pain level among first stage labour mothers in both experimental and control group after the application of aromatherapy to experimental group. All these indicated that aromatherapy is effective in reliving labour pain level and this procedure provide maximum comfort and satisfaction.



Aromatherapy, primigravida, labour pain level, socio-demographic variables.


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