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Effectiveness of Lemon Essential Oil of Aromatherapy in Reducing Test Anxiety in Nursing Students

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04426799
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 11, 2020
Last Update Posted : June 11, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
gülcan bahcecioğlu, Ataturk University

Brief Summary:
This study examines the effectiveness of lemon essential oil in reducing test anxiety in first-year nursing students.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Nursing Student Other: lemon essential oil Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
While studies on the role of aromatherapy in reducing test anxiety exist, those evaluating the effects of lemon essential oil on test anxiety are extremely limited. In this study, the effect of a different aromatherapy application on reducing test anxiety was tried to be determined by using lemon essential oil. It is envisaged to provide an alternative aromatherapy application to students and educators to reduce test anxiety through the results obtained in the study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 46 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: : A randomized, pre-test-post-test design was carried out to examine the effectiveness of lemon essential oil in reducing test anxiety in first-year students of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of a private university in Istanbul.
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Lemon Essential Oil in Reducing Test Anxiety
Actual Study Start Date : January 15, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 15, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : January 15, 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Anxiety

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Control group
no application
Experimental: Experimental group
application is done
Other: lemon essential oil
A randomized, pre-test-post-test design was carried out to examine the effectiveness of lemon essential oil in reducing test anxiety in first-year students of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of a private university in Istanbul




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Personal Information Form [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
    The personal information form contained nine questions on age, gender, education level, profession, place of residence, socio-economic status and total GPA (Grade Point Average).

  2. Test Anxiety Scale (TAS) [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
    Developed by Bozkurt (2019), the scale evaluates the degree of anxiety students feel before a test on a scale of 0 to 10. A score of 0 indicates no anxiety, while a score of 10 indicates severe anxiety 28

  3. State Test Anxiety Scale [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
    Developed by Şahin in 2019, this scale determines students' anxiety levels before a test. It is a 4-point Likert-type scale consisting of three sub-dimensions and 22 items. The cognitive dimension consists of nine items (3, 4, 7, 9, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22), wherein the lowest possible score is nine and the highest score is 36. The psychosocial dimension consists of five items (6, 10, 12, 13, 21), wherein the lowest possible score is 5 and the highest score is 20. The physiological dimension includes eight items (1, 2, 5, 8, 11, 15, 17, 19), wherein the lowest possible score is 8 and the highest score is 32. Possible scores on the scale ranged between 22 and 88



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • No respiratory system diseases (Asthma, Flu etc.)
  • no allergy to any smell, no pregnancy status,
  • absence of epilepsy discomfort,
  • not having a condition that prevents smell, not using any medication that will affect heart rate and blood pressure,

exclusion criteria

  • Any respiratory system disease (Asthma, Flu, etc.).
  • have a known allergic response to essential oil to be used,
  • Lack of smell, use of any medication affecting heart rate and blood pressure,
  • to use other complementary medicine practices

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04426799


Locations
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Turkey
Sabahattin Zaim University
İstanbul, Center, Turkey, 25240
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ataturk University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Züfünaz Özer Sabahattin Zaim University
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by gülcan bahcecioğlu, Ataturk University:
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Responsible Party: gülcan bahcecioğlu, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Ataturk University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04426799    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2020/1
First Posted: June 11, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 11, 2020
Last Verified: June 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by gülcan bahcecioğlu, Ataturk University:
Lemon Essential Oil
Test Anxiety,
Student
Nurse
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Anxiety Disorders
Mental Disorders