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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
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A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Aromatherapy on Selected Adverse Effects among Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy at Cancer Centre in Madurai
G. Dhanapriya*, Prof. Dr. Jaya Thangaselvi
Medical-Surgical Department, CSI Jeyaraj Annapackiam College of Nursing, Jonespuram, Pasumalai, Madurai-625004
The focus of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of aromatherapy on selected adverse effects of chemotherapy. Quasi experimental design was adopted for the study .The study was conducted for a period of 6 weeks at selected cancer centre in Madurai. Based on the inclusion criteria 60 samples were selected purposively .Rating scale was used for the assessment of chemotherapy adverse effects. The conceptual framework for the study was based on the Nursing process. The major findings of the study showed that there was significant mean score difference in adverse effects of chemotherapy in experimental (17.32) and control group (32). Majority of the samples in experimental group experienced mild adverse effects of chemotherapy whereas majority of samples of control group were victims of severe adverse effects of chemotherapy. It could be concluded from study that aromatherapy plays important and beneficial role in reducing adverse effects of chemotherapy.
chemotherapy adverse effects, aromatherapy.
G. Dhanapriya, Jaya Thangaselvi. A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Aromatherapy on Selected Adverse Effects among Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy at Cancer Centre in Madurai. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management 3(2): April- June, 2015; Page 109-112.
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