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Research Article

The Anxiolytic Effect of Aromatherapy on Patients Awaiting Ambulatory Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Table 2

Summary of the mean changes in anxiety scores and vital sign parameters with stratification by surgical experience.

Mean change from baselineBergamot essential oilControl value

Without experience of surgery ( )
 STAI change−3.0 (−10.0, −2.0)−2.0 (−3.0, 1.0)0.021*
 Heart rate change−6.0 (−9.0, 1.0)−5.0 (−10.0, 2.0)0.877
 SBP change−11.0 (−16.0, −8.0)−8.0 (−11.0, 4.0)0.051
 DBP change−5.0 (−9.0, 0.0)1.0 (−8.0, 6.0)0.140
With experience of surgery ( )
 STAI change−4.0 (−8.0, −1.0)−1.0 (−4.0, 1.0)0.005*
 Heart rate change−3.5 (−5.0, 0.0)−5.0 (−10.0, −1.0)0.084
 SBP change−11.0 (−17.0, −2.0)−7.0 (−12.0, −1.0)0.280
 DBP change−1.0 (−6.0, 2.0)−4.0 (−6.0, 5.0)0.649

Data are presented as median and IQR. indicates a significant difference between groups; indicates a significant change from baseline.

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