the Effect of Aromatherapy and Endorphin Massage to Decrease Anxiety Level of Premenopause Women in West Semarang Health Center

Riadinata Shinta P, Syarief Thaufik Hidayat, Ngadiyono Ngadiyono, Henry Setyawan, Ari Widyaningsih, Kadek Yuli Hesti

Abstract


Every woman will definitely experience menopause. Complaints in postmenopause women aged 45-54 years include fear, anxiety, irritability, hot flushes, anxiety and depression, headache, fatigue, difficult to concentrate, and forgetfulness. Aromatherapy can be an effective treatment of menopause whilst endorphin massage is one way to stimulate endorphins from human body. The objective of this study is to examine the relationship aroma therapy and massage endorphins provision in decreasing anxiety level of premenopausal women.

This research was a quasi experiment with One Group Pre-test and Post-test without Control Groupdesign. The intervention consisted of three treatment groups: aromatheraphy, endorphin massage and combination of both. Each group consisted of 16 respondents.

The study found, combination of aromatherapy and endorphin massage contributed the most in decreasing anxiety level, compared to aromatheraphy and endorphin massage as inidividual treatment. 


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