Winfield, Illinois 60190

  • Nausea, Vomiting and Anxiety Associated With Medical Oncology Patients

Purpose:

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.


Criteria:

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.


NCT ID:

NCT02163369


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
Email: mary.lyons@cadencehealth.org


Backup Contact:

Email: lorraine.mack@cadencehealth.org
Lorraine Mack, MSN, RN, CNL, OCN
Phone: 630-933-3413


Location Contact:

Winfield, Illinois 60190
United States

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

Site Status: Recruiting


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: September 16, 2021

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