Keywords : Hydro-aromatherapy
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 2234-2243
Background: Heart failure is a pathophysiological condition where the function of the heart as a pump is no longer able to meet the needs of blood throughout the body for tissue metabolism. Cardiac output is an important factor in assessing the adequacy of oxygen supply to tissues in addition to hemoglobin and oxygenation levels. Maintaining oxygenation is an effort to ensure an adequate supply of oxygen to tissues or cells. Lack of oxygen supply in the body can cause tissue damage due to tissue hypoxia.
Object: to determine the effect of hydro-aromatherapy on oxygen saturation (SpO2) in patients with heart failure.
Methods: This study was a quasi-experiment pretest-posttest with two groups. Thirty-two respondents were selected by consecutive sampling with inclusion and exclusion criteria. The intervention was given a warm feet soak with aromatherapy, while the control only had a warm feet soak. Pulse oximetry was used to measure SpO2. Data were analyzed using a dependent t-test and independent t-test.
Results: The results showed that there was a significant difference in effect on increasing SpO2 (p<0.005) in the intervention group soaking feet with warm water mixed with aromatherapy oil (p = 0,000).
Conclusion: the study indicated that soaking feet with warm water mixed with aromatherapy oils in heart failure patients can increase the value of SpO2.