Inhalation aromatherapy during radiotherapy: results of a placebo-controlled double-blind randomized trial.

@article{Graham2003InhalationAD,
  title={Inhalation aromatherapy during radiotherapy: results of a placebo-controlled double-blind randomized trial.},
  author={Peter H. Graham and Lois M. Browne and Hatcher Cox and J. W. Graham},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2003},
  volume={21 12},
  pages={2372-6}
}
PURPOSE To determine whether the inhalation of aromatherapy during radiotherapy reduces anxiety. PATIENTS AND METHODS Three hundred thirteen patients undergoing radiotherapy were randomly assigned to receive either carrier oil with fractionated oils, carrier oil only, or pure essential oils of lavender, bergamot, and cedarwood administered by inhalation concurrently with radiation treatment. Patients underwent assessment by the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and the Somatic and… CONTINUE READING
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