Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2017 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

The Effects of Aromatherapy on Intensive Care Unit Patients’ Stress and Sleep Quality: A Nonrandomised Controlled Trial

Table 3

The effects of aromatherapy on blood pressure and heart rate.

Exp.
()
Cont.
()
t or Fp
M ± SDM ± SD

SBP (mmHg)Pretest 1
()
134.60 ± 16.90137.87 ± 20.810.667.507Time 13.53
()
Group 10.51
()

9.09 ()
Pretest 2
()
125.70 ± 13.56127.63 ± 20.580.430.669
Posttest 1
()
116.37 ± 10.82134.87 ± 17.534.917<.001
Posttest 2
()
119.27 ± 13.66128.77 ± 19.462.188.033
Posttest 3 ()112.53 ± 9.47133.53 ± 16.176.136<.001

DBP (mmHg)Pretest 1
()
82.00 ± 21.2375.67 ± 13.64−1.38.175Time 7.35
()
Group .076
()

2.47 ()
Pretest 2
()
71.80 ± 12.6973.70 ± 13.02 0.57.569
Posttest 1
()
71.17 ± 12.0673.73 ± 12.70 0.80.426
Posttest 2
()
69.77 ± 11.4970.47 ± 11.06 0.24.811
Posttest 3 ()67.60 ± 9.0472.23 ± 13.51 1.56.124

HR (beats/min)Pretest 1
()
92.20 ± 19.5292.07 ± 20.95−.025.980Time 20.32
()
Group 6.23
()

5.71 ()
Pretest 2
()
82.63 ± 15.5693.33 ± 23.262.094.041
Posttest 1
()
74.93 ± 14.4285.80 ± 21.192.321.024
Posttest 2
()
72.20 ± 11.8388.90 ± 22.443.605<.001
Posttest 3 ()71.97 ± 11.8484.73 ± 16.473.446<.001

Exp. = experimental group; Cont. = control group; M ± SD: mean ± standard deviation; : admission day; : admission day before sleep; : experimental 1st day, 8 a.m.; : experimental 1st day, 8 p.m.; : experimental 2nd day, 8 a.m.