EFFECTIVENESS OF LAVENDER AROMATHERAPY INHALATION ON HEMODIALYSIS SIDE EFFECTS IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE
Keywords:Chronic renal failure, Anxiety, Lavender Aromatherapy, Inhalation therapy
Chronic renal failure (CKD) is a chronic condition resulting in loss of kidney function that requires complex medical and nursing management. It affects 10% of the population worldwide and is expected to increase to 30% by 2050. This study aimed to determined effectiveness of lavender aromatherapy inhalation on hemodialysis side effect in patient with chronic renal failure. Methods of this study using quasi experimental involving 19 patient with CRF in Haemodialysis unit. Based on the results of analysis using the Paired T-Test Sample statistical test paired obtained p-value = 0.000 (p <0.05) which means there is a difference in average anxiety and has effectiveness before being given Lavender aromatherapy and after being given Lavender aromatherapy.The use of lavender aromatherapy is an independent nursing intervention that has no side effects, is easy to use, non-invasive, and cost-effective. The shortcomings in this study are that the study was only conducted for one day and only measured anxiety, for other side effects such as fatigue, sleep quality disorders, AVF puncture pain were not carried out by the group due to limited practice time in the room.