Winfield, Illinois 60190

  • Nausea, Vomiting and Anxiety Associated With Medical Oncology Patients


The purpose of this pilot study is to introduce the use of aromatherapy/essential oils to medical oncology patients at Central DuPage Hospital to assess their perceived effectiveness to relieve symptoms of nausea or vomiting and/or anxiety. Peppermint oil will be used for nausea/vomiting and lavender oil will be used for anxiety. This study will involve administration of aromatherapy to a convenience sample of patients, who will then be asked to complete a brief questionnaire. The questionnaire will involve a simple likert scale to measure efficacy (in the opinion of the patient) and simple multiple-choice questions to determine patients' likeliness to use aromatherapy again.


Inclusion Criteria: - Adult hospitalized medical oncology patients admitted to Central DuPage Hospital. - Age 18 years or greater. - Able to understand and speak English. - Women of non-childbearing potential or with childbearing potential with a negative pregnancy test documented during the hospital stay. - Able to understand concept of aromatherapy for treatment of distressing symptoms. Exclusion Criteria: - Prisoners. - Non-English speaking patients. - Under the age of 18. - Unable to comprehend the concept of aromatherapy. - Severe cognitive impairment. - Not experiencing the symptoms of nausea, vomiting or anxiety. - Women with child-bearing potential who have not had a negative pregnancy test during the hospital stay. - Patients with known allergy to lavender or peppermint.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Mary Lyons, MSN, APN/CNS, RN-BC, ONC
Central DuPage Hospital

Mary Lyons, MSN, APN/CNS, RN-BC, ONC
Phone: 630-933-6011

Backup Contact:

Lorraine Mack, MSN, RN, CNL, OCN
Phone: 630-933-3413

Location Contact:

Winfield, Illinois 60190
United States

Phone: 630-933-6011

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: September 16, 2021

Modifications to this listing: Only selected fields are shown, please use the link below to view all information about this clinical trial.

Click to view Full Listing

If you would like to be contacted by the clinical trial representative please fill out the form below.