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 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.30621/jbachs.884363
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-80
  • Keywords: Abdominal massage, aromatherapy, mother, anxiety, constipation, ESSENTIAL OILS, CHILDREN, QUALITY


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.