The Effect of Aromatherapy and Abdominal Massage Applied to Infants on Constipation and Maternal Anxiety Level

Metin Karaaslan M., Arıkan D.

Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences, vol.6, no.1, pp.73-80, 2022 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.30621/jbachs.884363
  • Journal Name: Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-80
  • Keywords: Abdominal massage, aromatherapy, mother, anxiety, constipation, ESSENTIAL OILS, CHILDREN, QUALITY
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: As constipation is a chronic and common disease, cost-effective therapies are needed. In addition, there is a limited number of studies on the aromatherapy massage and normal abdominal massage, which are the traditional and complementary applications included in the constipation management program in the literature. However, there is no study about each of these two applications being superior to the other.