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Effects of Massage With Peppermint Oil on Labor Pain

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT05136066
Recruitment Status : Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : November 26, 2021
Last Update Posted : November 26, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rahime Bedir Fındık, Ankara City Hospital Bilkent

Brief Summary:

Birth is a very special experience for a woman and her family. Labor pain is one of the strongest known and defined pains today. In the literature, it has been stated that labor pain is perceived as more severe than chronic pain such as low back pain, cancer pain, phantom pain and postherpetic neuralgia, and acute pain such as fracture or laceration.

When birth pain is not controlled, the vicious cycle of stress, fear and pain can continue and affect the mother and fetus negatively.

In this study, our aim is to determine the effect of applying peppermint oil diluted with pure natural olive oil to the abdomen and waist region by massage in labor pain, reducing the labor pain.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Labor Pain Other: massage with peppermint oil Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The study is a Prospective Cross-sectional Case Control study. Pregnant women whose mother tongue is Turkish, who are term pregnant and who are in active labor, who are hospitalized in the delivery room of our hospital for delivery, that is, who have a gap of at least 70% 5-6 cm in the examination and who have at least 4-5 severe contractions in 10 minutes, who have a single, vertex-presented fetus will be included in our work. Pregnant women with co-morbidities, chronic diseases, complications related to childbirth, anemic inactive labor, thyroid disease, skin lesions or infections, allergies, multiple pregnancies, use of any medication, and risky pregnancy will be excluded from the study.

For this, 30 pregnant women who were applied peppermint oil and 30 control group pregnant women who were not applied will be included in the study. Following the signed consent form obtained from our patients, visual analog scoring (VAS) will be provided to the patient during the painful period, and then peppermint oil will be applied to the abdomen and lumbar region where he feels the most pain, with 1/10 diluted peppermint oil by hand massage or with the help of a compress moistened with warm water. After the application, visual pain scoring will be applied to pregnant women again.The study is terminated when sufficient data is obtained.

The data will be entered into the computer in the SPSS program.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Two groups with mint oil control group
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Massage With Diluted Peppermint Oil on Visual Analogue Scoring in Reducing Labor Pain
Actual Study Start Date : November 13, 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 1, 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 15, 2022

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Group massaged with peppermint oil
Group of experimental
Other: massage with peppermint oil
Peppermint oil diluted with 1/10 pure olive oil will be applied to the pregnant to reduce labor pain.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Visual Analogue Scale [ Time Frame: during labor process, until the labor process is done ]
    The scale has 0-10 points.As the point increases the pain score increases

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • normal pregnant with vertex presentation
  • at least 70% 5-6 cm gap in the examination at least 4-5 severe contractions in 10 minutes
  • Turkish-speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women with co-morbidities, chronic diseases
  • complications related to childbirth
  • inactive labor
  • anemic, thyroid disease, skin lesions or infection, allergies, multiple pregnancies
  • use of any medication
  • risky pregnancy

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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 identifier (NCT number): NCT05136066

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Ankara City Hospital
Ankara, Turkey, 06800
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ankara City Hospital Bilkent
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Principal Investigator: Rahime Bedir Findik, Dr Ankara City Hospital Bilkent
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Responsible Party: Rahime Bedir Fındık, Associate Professor Dr, Ankara City Hospital Bilkent Identifier: NCT05136066    
Other Study ID Numbers: AnkaraCHBilkent-MH-RBF-01
First Posted: November 26, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 26, 2021
Last Verified: November 2021
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 Rahime Bedir Fındık, Ankara City Hospital Bilkent:
labor pain
mint oil
Visuel anolgue Scoring
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Labor Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Peppermint oil
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Gastrointestinal Agents