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Abstract Title:

The effectiveness of aromatherapy massage using lavender oil as a treatment for infantile colic.

Abstract Source:

Int J Nurs Pract. 2012 Apr ;18(2):164-9. PMID: 22435980

Abstract Author(s):

Bengü Cetinkaya, Zümrüt Başbakkal

Article Affiliation:

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Nursing, Pamukkale University Denizli School of Health, Denizli, Turkey Professor, Department of Pediatric Nursing, Ege University Faculty of Nursing,İzmir, Turkey.

Abstract:

Çetinkaya B, Başbakkal Z. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 2012; 18: 164-169 The effectiveness of aromatherapy massage using lavender oil as a treatment for infantile colic The aim of this paper was to investigate the effect of aromatherapy massage using lavender oil as a possible treatment for this condition. This research was carried out on a group of 40 infants between 2 and 6 weeks of age with a gestational age of 38-42 weeks and normal development and growth. All the infants weighed between 2500 and 4000 g at birth and all exhibited the signs of colic. Infants in the treatment group received abdominal massage by their mothers using lavender oil, while those in the control group were not subject to an intervention. The infants in both control and treatment groups were monitored once a week by the researchers, in total five times. The effect of the massage was measured in terms of changes in the length of time the infants cried per week. The use of aromatherapy massage using lavender oil was found to be effective in reducing the symptoms of colic.

Study Type : Human Study

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