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Master Thesis

Évaluation de l’efficacité de l’aromathérapie par une revue systématique de la littérature

Abstract : Background : Aromatherapy is increasingly popular, both for patients and for healthcare professionals. However, its use is based on ancestral knowledge and its effectiveness is not described as scientifically proven. Even so, the literature provides many clinical studies on essential oils, what is the level of scientific proof of these studies?. Method : In order to take stock of scientific knowledge on the subject, a litterature review was carried out to retrieve all randomized controlled trials on aromatherapy from the following databases: GOOGLE SCHOLAR, PUBMED, COCHRANE. The "MESH" keywords used were ‘’Études cliniques et aromathérapie’’, ‘’Études cliniques et huile essentielle’’, ‘’Clinical trial and aromatherapy’’, ‘’Clinical trial and essential oil’’. The methodology and quality of the trials was assessed. All articles were independently assessed and data was extracted in a predefined fashion. Result : 67 studies were selected and were sorted by symptoms: pain, anxiety, sleep disorder, menopause disorder, dementia, vomiting. These studies show fluctuating results and have a lot of bias. Details essential to the use of essential oils were missing in the methodology. Discussion : The hypothesis of efficacy must be supplemented by more rigorous studies and meta-analysis.
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Rébecca Biechy Clog. Évaluation de l’efficacité de l’aromathérapie par une revue systématique de la littérature. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2022. ⟨dumas-03659433⟩

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