Aromatherapy for managing menopausal symptoms

Aromatherapy for managing menopausal symptoms AbstractBackground:Aromatherapy is often used as a complementary therapy for women's health. This systematic review aims to evaluate the therapeutic effects of aromatherapy as a management for menopausal symptoms.Methods:Eleven electronic databases will be searched from inception to February 2018. Randomized controlled trials that evaluated any type of aromatherapy against any type of control in individuals with menopausal symptoms will be eligible. The methodological quality will be assessed using the Cochrane risk of bias tool. Two authors will independently assess each study for eligibility and risk of bias and to extract data.Results:This study will provide a high quality synthesis of current evidence of aromatherapy for menopausal symptoms measured with Menopause Rating Scale, the Kupperman Index, the Greene Climacteric Scale, or other validated questionnaires.Conclusions:The conclusion of our systematic review will provide evidence to judge whether aromatherapy is an effective intervention for patient with menopausal women.Ethics and dissemination:Ethical approval will not be required, given that this protocol is for a systematic review. The systematic review will be published in a peer-reviewed journal. The review will also be disseminated electronically and in print.Systematic review registration:PROSPERO CRD42017079191. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Medicine Wolters Kluwer Health

Aromatherapy for managing menopausal symptoms

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Wolters Kluwer
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Copyright © 2018 the Author(s). Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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0025-7974
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1536-5964
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10.1097/MD.0000000000009792
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AbstractBackground:Aromatherapy is often used as a complementary therapy for women's health. This systematic review aims to evaluate the therapeutic effects of aromatherapy as a management for menopausal symptoms.Methods:Eleven electronic databases will be searched from inception to February 2018. Randomized controlled trials that evaluated any type of aromatherapy against any type of control in individuals with menopausal symptoms will be eligible. The methodological quality will be assessed using the Cochrane risk of bias tool. Two authors will independently assess each study for eligibility and risk of bias and to extract data.Results:This study will provide a high quality synthesis of current evidence of aromatherapy for menopausal symptoms measured with Menopause Rating Scale, the Kupperman Index, the Greene Climacteric Scale, or other validated questionnaires.Conclusions:The conclusion of our systematic review will provide evidence to judge whether aromatherapy is an effective intervention for patient with menopausal women.Ethics and dissemination:Ethical approval will not be required, given that this protocol is for a systematic review. The systematic review will be published in a peer-reviewed journal. The review will also be disseminated electronically and in print.Systematic review registration:PROSPERO CRD42017079191.

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MedicineWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Feb 1, 2018

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