The Effect of Aromatherapy on COVID-19-induced Anxiety
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04495842|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 3, 2020
Last Update Posted : August 2, 2021
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Stress Covid19 Anxiety||Other: Essential Oil Blend Other: Control Blend||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||The Effect of Aromatherapy on COVID-19-induced Anxiety|
|Actual Study Start Date :||October 1, 2020|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 31, 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||March 31, 2022|
Participants receive an active essential oil blend to inhale for 15 minutes. The blend contains plant based oils sourced from flowers and citrus plants.
Other: Essential Oil Blend
5 drops of on a tester strip
Placebo Comparator: Control
Participants receive an inert comparison to inhale for 15 minutes.
Other: Control Blend
5 drops on a tester strip
- Change from baseline in state anxiety on the State portion of the State Trait Anxiety Scale (STAI-S) at 15 minutes [ Time Frame: Baseline and at 15 minutes ]The STAI-S is a validated self reporting instrument which assesses anxious feelings at that specific moment in time. Possible scores range from 20 to 60, with higher scores pointing to higher anxiety. The STAI-S contains 20 questions which are answered on a Likert scale.
- Change from baseline in mood state on the Abbreviated Profile of Mood States (POMS) [ Time Frame: Baseline and at 15 minutes ]This instrument contains 40 words such as Lively or Sad, each of which are scored on a scale of 0-4 indicating how much that word refects what they feel in that moment. Scores range from 0-160 with higher scores indicating greater mood disturbances across 7 subscales.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04495842
|United States, Tennessee|
|Franklin Health Research Center||Recruiting|
|Franklin, Tennessee, United States, 37067|
|Contact: Jessie Hawkins, PhD 615-642-1919 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Jessie Hawkins, PhD||Franklin School of Integrative Health Sciences|