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Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Pain

2022

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The Effect Of Topically Administered Lavender Aromatherapy On The Pain Of Insulin Injection In Diabetic Patients: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial, Hati̇ce Demi̇rağ, Sevi̇lay Hi̇nti̇stan, Enes Bulut Jan 2022

The Effect Of Topically Administered Lavender Aromatherapy On The Pain Of Insulin Injection In Diabetic Patients: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial, Hati̇ce Demi̇rağ, Sevi̇lay Hi̇nti̇stan, Enes Bulut

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Background/aim: Needle phobia occurs in more than half of diabetic patients due to the pain caused by frequent insulin injections. Therefore, this study evaluated the effect of topically administered lavender aromatherapy on the pain of insulin injections in diabetic patients. Materials and methods: In this double-blind randomized controlled and experimental study, patients who met the study criteria were divided into three groups; topical lavender oil (n = 60), placebo (n = 60), and control (n = 60) groups. The data were collected using the "Patient Information Form", the "Follow-up Form", the "Verbal Category Scale (VCS)", and the "Visual Analogue Scale …