The Effect of Lavender Oil on Pain and Comfort in Cardiac Patients after Injection of Enoxaparin

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Introduction

Enoxaparin using in cardiac patients to prevent the development, of coronary artery bypass grafting. The pain of the injection location is an unfavorable result subcutaneous injection of enoxaparin, causes patient discomfort. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of lavender oil on pain and comfort in cardiac patients after injection of enoxaparin.

Methods

This clinical trial study was performed on 50 heart patients in Shahid Beheshti Hospital in Kashan. For collected information used a researcher-made checklist including two parts: demographic, pain scale and comfort. Patients were specified to intervention and control groups, rate of pain and comfort were measured immediately and 5 minutes after two intermittence injections with VAS visual scale. Data by using software SPSS version 16 and Statistical tests including t-test and chi-square were analyzed.

Results

Findings showed that the two groups not differ significantly in demographic characteristics. In the intervention group in the second injection, the patient's pain was decreased immediately (P < 0.001) and 5 minutes (P < 0.001) after the first injection, also comfort level of the patients in the intervention group was significantly higher than the control group (P < 0.001).

Conclusions

Lavender oil has a significant effect on the pain decreasing and increasing the level comfort of patients taking enoxaparin, so it can be used to relieve pain and increase the level comfort of patients taking enoxaparin.

Language:
Persian
Published:
Iranian Journal of Nursing Research, Volume:14 Issue: 61, 2019
Pages:
21 to 26
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