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The Effect of Lavender on Anxiety and Hemodynamic Status Before Septorhinoplasy and Rhinoplasty

  • Maliheh Shirzad
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    Master student of operating room of Allied Medical Sciences, Student Research Committee, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
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  • Ebrahim Nasiri
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    Address correspondence to Ebrahim Nasiri, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Anesthesiology and Operating Room Department, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Traditional and Complementary Medicine Research Centre, Addiction Research Institute, Sari, Iran.
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    Anesthesiology and Operating Room Department, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Traditional and Complementary Medicine Research Centre, Addiction Research Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
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  • Mohammadhossein Hesamirostami
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    Plastic and Reconstructive surgery Department, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
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  • Hooshang Akbari
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    Anesthesiology and Operation Room Department, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
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Published:August 18, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jopan.2022.05.067

      Abstract

      Purpose

      Anxiety is one of the most common problems before surgery and surgery of the nose is one of the most concerning and challenging surgeries among the plastic surgeries. The aim of this research is to consider the impact of lavender fragrance on anxiety and hemodynamics status before the septorhinoplasty and rhinoplasty.

      Design

      Parallel randomized control trial.

      Methods

      This research was done by testing thirty-four candidates who were about to have the surgery in two groups of lavender (intervention) and control. The anxiety before and after surgery was examined by the Speilberger State Anxiety Inventory questionnaire and the hemodynamics status. For the analysis, the T- Test, Mann Whitney Test and the χ2 Test were used.

      Findings

      The demographic features of the two groups were similar. Anxiety after the experiment was meaningful. The obvious anxiety in the lavender category was 25.8% and the controlled group had that decreased to 1.8%. The latent anxiety was reduced by 24.3% in the lavender group and increased by 8% in the controlled group. The systolic, diastolic and the heart rate after the intervention was less in the lavender group.

      Conclusions

      Due to the ease of the inhalation of lavender and the lack of any report for the existence of any kind of side-effects for the prevention of anxiety during nose surgeries, it can be suggested that this approach can be effective for the controlling of the consistency of the patients’ hemodynamics.

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