Comparison of the effects of inhalation aromatherapy using Damask Rose aroma and the Benson relaxation technique in burn patients: A randomized clinical trial

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 132 patients hospitalized in Motahari Burn Hospital from October 2017 to March 2018. The subjects were selected using a sequential sampling method. Next, they were randomly allocated by the Permuted block randomization method into four groups of rose aroma (5 drops of 40% rose aroma), the Benson relaxation technique, combined rose aroma-Benson relaxation and control. The interventions were performed for three consecutive days and once a day for 20 min, and each session lasted from 45 to 30 min before the daily dressing change. Data was collected using the Persian version of burn specific pain anxiety scale (BSPAS). Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics via the SPSS software version 16.ResultsImmediately after the intervention, on the first, second and third days, significant differences in pain anxiety among four groups...
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology 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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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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Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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