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Research Article

The Clinical Effects of Aromatherapy Massage on Reducing Pain for the Cancer Patients: Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Table 1

Characteristics of included randomized controlled trials.

Author Publication
year
CountryStudy
period
Assigned
group
Randomly assigned participants ()Types of participantsComponent of essential oilIntervention timeMethods used for assessing pain intensity

Wilkinson et al. [9]2007UK1998–2002Control: usual care
Experimental: massage with essential oil
115 
116
Patients with any type of cancerUnclear10 weeksEORTC (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer)

Wilkie et al. [10]2000USA1995-1996Control: usual care
Experimental: massage with Essential oil
14 
15
Patients with any type of cancerUnclear2 weeksPAT (Pain Assessment Tool)

S. P. Weinrich and M. C. Weinrich [11]1990USAUnclear Control: no physical contact
Experimental: massage with Essential oil
14 
15
Patients with any type of cancerUnclear10 minutesVAS (Visual Analogue Scale)