Comparing the effects of aromatherapy massage and inhalation aromatherapy on anxiety and pain in burn patients: A single-blind randomized clinical trial

Burns, which constitute 5% of hospital admissions, are one of the major treatment problems in developing countries [1]. Studies show that 1.1 million burn patients in the United States and 1 million burn patients in Europe are undergoing treatment for burns. Prevalence of burns and its mortality rate are high in Iran [2], and Aghakhani's study in Western Azerbaijan estimated burn-related hospitalizations of 21.6 per 100,000 patients. Another study in southwest Iran estimated that the overall hospitalization and burn-related mortality were 13.4 and 4.6, respectively, per 100,000 people in a year [3,4].
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research

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ConclusionsThe majority of patients experienced some problems with HRQL 5–7 years post burn. This emphasizes that burns can have a negative impact on an individual’s HRQL, particularly in more severely burned patients, that persists for years. The HRQL dimensions most frequently affected include pain/discomfort and anxiety/depression. Patients with a prolonged hospital stay, females and older patients are at higher risk of poor HRQL in the long-term.
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 May 2019Source: BurnsAuthor(s): Benjamin Grossmann, Andreas Nilsson, Folke Sjöberg, Lena NilssonAbstractBackgroundWorldwide, ketamine is used during paediatric procedures, but no recommendations are available regarding a suitable dose for rectal administration during procedures involving high levels of pain and/or anxiety such as burn wound dressing change.MethodsWe evaluated three different single doses of rectally administered racemic ketamine mixed with a fixed dose of 0.5 mg/kg of midazolam. In total, 90 children – aged 6 months to 4 years – were randomised 1:1...
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Burns;   Pain, Acute;   Anxiety Interventions:   Behavioral: VRH;   Behavioral: VR Sponsor:   University Hospital of Liege Not yet recruiting
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Publication date: Available online 2 April 2019Source: BurnsAuthor(s): Leila Daneshpajooh, Tahereh Najafi Ghezeljeh, Hamid HaghaniAbstractBackgroundBurn injuries are often accompanied by painful and distressing consequences, which can lead to long-term psychological issues. The most common form of anxiety in burn patients is pain anxiety. It is described as the feeling of fear and pain prediction caused by painful procedures.AimTo compare the effects of inhalation aromatherapy using damask rose aroma and the Benson relaxation technique on pain anxiety in burn patients.MethodsThis randomized clinical trial was conducted on ...
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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ConclusionsThe evidence from the above trials is not sufficient to conclude that aromatherapy effectively relieves symptoms in patients with burns. However, the findings of the trials do not seem very plausible, and the trials themselves were of low quality and included only small numbers of patients. Studies that are adequately powered and feature better designs are needed to investigate the potential mechanisms underlying the effects of aroma therapy on pain and anxiety.
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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