Effect of Hydro-Aromatherapy on Heart Rate in Heart Failure Patients

Authors

  • Huwaina Af’idah 1, Syafruddin Ilyas 2, Ikhsanuddin Ahmad Harahap 3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i1.13863

Keywords:

Hydro-aromatherapy; Heart failure; Heart rate

Abstract

Objects: to determine the effect of hydro-aromatherapy on heart rate in patients with heart failure.
Methods: This study was a quasi-experiment pretest-posttest with two groups. Thirty-two respondents were
selected by consecutive sampling with inclusion and exclusion criteria. The intervention was given a warm
feet soak with aromatherapy, while the control only had a warm feet soak. Pulse oximetry was used to
measure heart rate. Data were analyzed using a dependent t-test and independent t-test.
Results: there was a statistically significant heart rate difference before and after in intervention (p<0.000),
and also there was a statistically significant heart rate difference before and after in the control group
(p<0.0005). In the study in the intervention group after the treatment, a warm feet soak with aromatherapy
was decreased heart rate by an average of 78.69 (SD=14.63). Whereas in the control group after the treatment
a warm feet soak was also decreased heart rate by an average of 85.31 (SD=5.12).
Conclusion: Both treatments a warm feet soak with and without aromatherapy were decreased the heart
rate, but perhaps with aromatherapy will be improved patients’ comfort.

Author Biography

Huwaina Af’idah 1, Syafruddin Ilyas 2, Ikhsanuddin Ahmad Harahap 3

1
Master Student, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia, 2 Lecturer, Faculty of Mathematics
and Science, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia, 3
Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Sumatera Utara,
Indonesia

Published

2021-01-07

How to Cite

Huwaina Af’idah 1, Syafruddin Ilyas 2, Ikhsanuddin Ahmad Harahap 3. (2021). Effect of Hydro-Aromatherapy on Heart Rate in Heart Failure Patients . Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(1), 287-293. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i1.13863