Table 2: Aroma massage on home BP.

TimeAroma ( )Placebo ( )Control. ( )

SBP

Baseline128.1 ± 12.2127.5 ± 14.4121.5 ± 13.12.060.13
1st week
 Tue.120.7 ± 14.1121.2 ± 12.4125.7 ± 12.31.240.29
 Fri.118.5 ± 13.8122.8 ± 13.7123.3 ± 11.01.120.33
2nd week
 Tue.120.6 ± 11.0121.6 ± 12.3122.4 ± 11.90.160.85
 Fri.117.9 ± 10.1117.6 ± 13.4121.7 ± 11.31.060.35
3rd week
 Tue.116.0 ± 12.5118.6 ± 12.7122.3 ± 11.81.770.18
 Fri.114.7 ± 12.6119.5 ± 11.1121.9 ± 12.02.650.08
4th week
 Tue.115.6 ± 9.3121.6 ± 12.1122.2 ± 11.13.210.05
 Fri.113.3 ± 11.0a121.8 ± 11.3b120.9 ± 12.1b4.660.01

Group: ; time: ; group × time:

DBP

Baseline79.7 ± 9.580.4 ± 11.380.1 ± 10.60.040.96
1st week
 Tue.79.0 ± 8.477.8 ± 9.181.5 ± 11.01.060.96
 Fri.78.8 ± 9.979.4 ± 10.181.5 ± 11.00.260.67
2nd week
 Tue.80.9 ± 6.678.7 ± 6.679.2 ± 9.80.520.36
 Fri.79.9 ± 8.377.0 ± 10.279.6 ± 9.10.860.21
3rd week
 Tue.79.4 ± 8.776.4 ± 11.581.0 ±10.41.450.13
 Fri.77.9 ± 9.576.8 ± 11.080.1 ± 7.60.910.40
4th week
 Tue.77.5 ± 9.178.2 ± 10.179.4 ± 8.60.290.90
 Fri.75.9 ± 8.177.4 ± 10.579.4 ± 10.10.890.66

Group: ; time: ; group × time:

Values are expressed as mean ± standard deviation.
Means for each group with different superscript (a, or b) indicate a significant difference (Tukey test; ).
BP: blood pressure; DBP: diastolic blood pressure; PR: pulse rate; SBP: systolic blood pressure.