Aromaterapi Lavender dalam Upaya menurunkan Nausea dan Vomiting Pasien Kanker Payudara yang Menjalani Kemoterapi di RSUD Dr. Soetomo Surabaya

Anisa Ain, Desak Gede Agung, Esty Yunitasari
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Abstract


Background: Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer suffered by women. Cancer patients generally experience side effects of chemotherapy such as nausea and vomiting. Aim : The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of aromatherapy on nausea and vomiting of breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Method: this study is a true experimental study with a randomized pre-post-test design with a control group. The study sample was breast cancer patients with one day care chemotherapy at RSUD dr. Soetomo Surabaya. The sample was divided into 2 groups, the aromatherapy group (n = 20) and the control group (n = 20) collected consecutively in August to September 2019. Inhalation lavender aromatherapy is performed independently by patients at home every 2 times a day for 3 consecutive weeks (21 days). The instrument measures nausea and vomiting using the Rhodes Index Nausea, Vomiting and restcing. data analysis using paired t test. Results: The aromatherapy group had a mean difference of pre-post test -9.20, higher than the control group 0.30. Paired t test showed that there were significant differences in mean pre and post test in the aromatherapy group with p value <0.001 compared to the control group p 0.741 (> 0.05). Conclusion: lavender aromatherapy inhaled continuously for three consecutive weeks can reduce the nausea and vomiting of breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy

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Aromatherapy, Lavender, Lavandula Angustifolia, Nausea, Vomiting, Breast Cancer

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DOI: 10.26699/jnk.v6i3.ART.p401-407


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