The Effect of Aromatherapy on COVID-19-induced Anxiety

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    Franklin School of Integrative Health Sciences
Updated on 13 August 2021
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The purpose of this study is to assess the potential for a non-invasive sensory based intervention to reduce the stress associated with a COVID-19 diagnosis.


After being informed about the study, participants who provide consent will be randomized to one of two groups. Participants will receive one of two aromas to inhale with one being active and the other a control comparison.

Condition anxiety disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD - Pediatric), Stress, Anxiety, COVID19, Anxiety Disorders (Pediatric), Anxiety Disorders, anxious, ANXIETY NEUROSIS, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Anxiety Symptoms
Treatment Control Blend, Essential Oil Blend
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04495842
SponsorFranklin School of Integrative Health Sciences
Last Modified on13 August 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Otherwise healthy
Documented COVID-19 exposure, suspected infection, or diagnosed infection
Has been tested for or diagnosed with COVID-19
adults age 18-65 living in the US
understands and agrees to comply with study procedures
provides informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

Smoker in household
Pregnant or may become pregnant
Difficulty breathing
Pain or pressure in the chest
Asthma, COPD, or other respiratory condition
demonstrated inability to comply with study procedures
has participated in an interventional clinical study within 31 days prior to enrollment
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