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 didnt. 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 womens tension. The experimental group A and the experimental group B that used the aroma inhalation therapy were less angry than the control group that didnt. 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 womens anger. The experimental group A and the experimental group B that used the aroma inhalation therapy were less fatigued than the control group that didnt. 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 womens fatigue. The experimental group A and the experimental group B that used the aroma inhalation therapy were more vital than the control group that didnt. 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 womens vitality. The experimental group A and the experimental group B that used the aroma inhalation therapy were less chaotic than the control group that didnt. 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 womens chaos. The experimental group A and the experimental group B that used the aroma inhalation therapy were less depressed than the control group that didnt. 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 womens 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

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