Evaluating the Efficacy of Aromatherapy on Postoperative Nausea, Vomiting

Effect of Aromatherapy on Postoperative Nausea, Vomiting

Sponsors

Lead sponsor: Tokat Gaziosmanpasa University

Source Tokat Gaziosmanpasa University
Brief Summary

The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of the aromatherapy with lavender, rose or ginger essential oils on nausea, vomiting and postoperative quality of recovery scores in patients with postoperative nausea and vomiting.

Detailed Description

Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV) relief is still challenge for the anesthesiologist. Pharmacological therapies is also cornerstone for treatment of PONV. Although future researches are needed, there is some proofs about the aromatherapy could provide an inexpensive, noninvasive and effective treatment for PONV.

Overall Status Completed
Start Date April 2016
Completion Date November 14, 2018
Primary Completion Date November 13, 2018
Phase N/A
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
The change of the nausea scores During postoperative 24 hours
The change of the nausea scores During postoperative 24 hours
The change of the nausea scores During postoperative 24 hours
The change of the vomiting score During postoperative 24 hours
The change of the vomiting score During postoperative 24 hours
The change of the vomiting score During postoperative 24 hours
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
The consumption of the antiemetic drug During postoperative 24 hours
Enrollment 184
Condition
Intervention

Intervention type: Procedure

Intervention name: Lavender Aromatherapy

Description: the two drops of lavender essential oil will be dropped into the gauze and the patient will inhale it for 5 minutes.

Arm group label: Lavender Aromatherapy

Other name: Aromatherapy with lavender essential oil

Intervention type: Procedure

Intervention name: Rose Aromatherapy

Description: the two drops of rose essential oil will be dropped into the gauze and the patient will inhale it for 5 minutes.

Arm group label: Rose Aromatherapy

Other name: Aromatherapy with rose essential oil

Intervention type: Procedure

Intervention name: Ginger Aromatherapy

Description: the two drops of ginger essential oil will be dropped into the gauze and the patient will inhale it for 5 minutes.

Arm group label: Ginger Aromatherapy

Other name: Aromatherapy with ginger essential oil

Intervention type: Procedure

Intervention name: Placebo Aromatherapy

Description: the two drops of pure water will be dropped into the gauze and the patient will inhale it for 5 minutes

Arm group label: Placebo Aromatherapy

Other name: Aromatherapy with pure water

Eligibility

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria :

- Be scheduled for elective surgery

- Have a postoperative nausea and vomiting

Exclusion Criteria:

- Age > 65years or <18 years

- Not accepted to inhale lavender, rose or ginger oil

- Preoperative predications with anti emetic drugs

- Pregnancy or breastfeeding

- Asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

- Poor sense of smell

- Allergy to the lavender, rose or ginger oil

Gender: All

Minimum age: 18 Years

Maximum age: 65 Years

Healthy volunteers: No

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Tugba Karaman, MD Principal Investigator Gaziosmanpasa University
Location
facility
Gaziosmanpasa University Medical School Hospital
Location Countries

Turkey

Verification Date

December 2018

Responsible Party

Responsible party type: Principal Investigator

Investigator affiliation: Tokat Gaziosmanpasa University

Investigator full name: Tuğba Karaman

Investigator title: Assistant Professor

Keywords
Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Number Of Arms 4
Arm Group

Arm group label: Lavender Aromatherapy

Arm group type: Experimental

Description: Aromatherapy with lavender essential oil.

Arm group label: Rose Aromatherapy

Arm group type: Experimental

Description: Aromatherapy with rose essential oil

Arm group label: Ginger Aromatherapy

Arm group type: Experimental

Description: Aromatherapy with ginger essential oil

Arm group label: Placebo Aromatherapy

Arm group type: Placebo Comparator

Description: Aromatherapy with pure water

Patient Data Undecided
Study Design Info

Allocation: Randomized

Intervention model: Parallel Assignment

Primary purpose: Treatment

Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov