Journal of Family and Reproductive Health، جلد ۱۶، شماره ۲، صفحات ۱۴۷-۱۵۴

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عنوان انگلیسی Effects of Aromatherapy With Citrus Aurantium Lavender on Sexual Function of Postmenopausal Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial
چکیده انگلیسی مقاله Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of aromatherapy with Citrus aurantium Lavender on the sexual function of postmenopausal women. Materials and methods: A randomized controlled trial with single-blind design was conducted on eighty postmenopausal women in Ahvaz, Iran from January to December 2019. The women were randomly assigned to the Citrus aurantium group (n=40) and placebo group (n=40). The intervention group received two drops of Citrus aurantium essential oil twice a day, for four consecutive days a week, for four weeks as inhalation. Similarly, placebo was received by the control group. Results: The results of this study revealed that in the intervention group, the FSFI total score and all of its dimensions were significantly improved compared to the control group. Conclusion: Aromatherapy using Citrus aurantium can be used as an alternative or complementary method for improvement of sexual function in postmenopausal women. It is recommended that the postmenopausal women suffering from sexual dysfunction be informed on the aromatherapy by Citrus aurantium essential oil.
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نویسندگان مقاله | Zahra Abbaspoor
Department of Midwifery, Menopause Andropause Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran


| Foruzan Sharifipour
Department of Midwifery, Menopause Andropause Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran


| Amir Siahposh
Medical Plants Research Center, Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran


| Roghayeh Nazaralivand
Romeshgan Health Network, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran


| Zeynab Mohaghegh
Midwifery Department, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran


| Shahla Faal Siahkal
Midwifery Department, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran



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