Journal of the Korean Society of Cosmetology 2016;22(4):627-635.
Published online August 31, 2016.
향기흡입법이 중년여성의 감정심리 변화에 미치는 효과
이희정, 이경희
Effects of Aroma Inhalation Therapy on the Psychoemotional Changes of Middle-Aged Women
Hee Jung Lee, Kyung Hee Lee
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of aroma inhalation therapy on the psychoemotional changes of middle-aged women. This study was implemented from October 1 to 31, 2015. who were all selected from an accessible population that consisted of the middle-aged female residents in the city of Busan who were in their 40s and 50s. The instrument used in this study to measure mood was a five-point rating scale of 30 items, which was Choi Hyeon-ja(1985)`s Korean version of McNair, et. al.(1971)`s Profile of Mood State(POMS) The collected data were analyzed by a statistical package for the social science WIN 21.0. The experimental group A and the experimental group B that used the aroma inhalation therapy were less tense than the control group that didn`t. After the aroma inhalation therapy was provided, the women became less tense than before it. Therefore the aroma inhalation therapy was found to be effective at easing the women`s tension. The experimental group A and the experimental group B that used the aroma inhalation therapy were less angry than the control group that didn`t. After the aroma inhalation therapy was provided, the women became less angry than before it. Therefore the aroma inhalation therapy was found to be effective at relieving the women`s anger. The experimental group A and the experimental group B that used the aroma inhalation therapy were less fatigued than the control group that didn`t. After the aroma inhalation therapy was provided, the women became less fatigued than before it. Therefore the aroma inhalation therapy was found to be effective at relieving the women`s fatigue. The experimental group A and the experimental group B that used the aroma inhalation therapy were more vital than the control group that didn`t. After the aroma inhalation therapy was provided, the women became more energetic than before it. Therefore the aroma inhalation therapy was found to be effective at boosting the women`s vitality. The experimental group A and the experimental group B that used the aroma inhalation therapy were less chaotic than the control group that didn`t. After the aroma inhalation therapy was provided, the women became less chaotic than before it. Therefore the aroma inhalation therapy was found to be effective at decreasing the women`s chaos. The experimental group A and the experimental group B that used the aroma inhalation therapy were less depressed than the control group that didn`t. After the aroma inhalation therapy was provided, the women became less depressed than before it. Therefore the aroma inhalation therapy was found to be effective at easing the women`s depression. The findings of the study confirmed that aroma inhalation is an effective way to improve the mood and psychoemotional state of middle- aged women who are under heavy physiological and psychological stress.
Key Words: Aroma Inhalation Therapy, Aromatherapy, Middle-Aged Women, Psychoemotional, Stress


ABOUT
BROWSE ARTICLES
EDITORIAL POLICY
FOR CONTRIBUTORS
Editorial Office
95 Hoamro, Uijeongbu-city, Gyeonggi-do 11644, Korea
Tel: +82-10-2825-6735        E-mail: beauty2007@hanmail.net                

Copyright © 2022 by Korean Society of Cosmetology.

Developed in M2PI

Close layer
prev next