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Journal of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery 2015, __VOLUME_4_(_3_ISSUE__): 23-31 Back to browse issues page
Effect of Matricaria Camomilla Aroma on Severity of first stage Labor Pain
Solmaz Heidaryfard , Sedigheh Amir Ali Akbari *, Faraz Mojab , Nezhat Shakeri
faculty member Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , asa_akbari@yahoo.com
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Abstract Background and Aims: Labor pain relief is one of the challenges in health care systems in the most countries and is the main goal in midwifery cares. This study aimed to investigate the Effect of Matricaria Camomilla Aroma on Severity of first stage Labor Pain in primiparous women in Abhar Emdadi hospital, 2013. Methods: This study was a randomized clinical trial carried out on 130 eligible primiparous women (65 in intervention and 65 in control group) at Emdadi hospital of Abhar. In the aroma therapy group gauze were soaked in 2 drop of Matrica Camomilla water and in the control group gauze were soaked in 2 drop of distilled water and attached to the women's collars. Pain severity was measured in first and after intervention in 3-4, 5-7, and 8-10 centimeter dilatations. Data were collected by demographic and obstetrics questionnaire, observation and exam checklist and the numeral scale of pain measurement. Results: The mean pain severity score after the intervention in 3-4 cm (5/75 1/99), 5-7cm (7/84 1/52) and 8-10cm (8/55 1/22) decreased significantly compared with control group in dilatation 3-4 cm (6/93 1/96), 5-7 cm (9/41 0/63) and 8-10 cm (9/8 0/40). (p<0/005). Conclusion:The findings of the study revealed that aroma therapy using Matrica Camomilla water alleviates the labor pain. More research for uses Matrica Camomilla to reduce the labor pain is recommended.

Keywords: Matrica camomilla, labour pain, complementary medicine, medicinal plants, Aromatherapy
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/01/8 | Accepted: 2015/07/6 | Published: 2015/09/25
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heidaryfard S, Amir Ali Akbari S, Mojab F, shakeri N. Effect of Matricaria Camomilla Aroma on Severity of first stage Labor Pain . Journal of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery. 2015; 4 (3) :23-31
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