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The Effect of Aromatherapy on Anxiety in Patients

Farzaneh Barati 1 , Ahmad Nasiri 2 , * , Negarin Akbari 3 and Gholamreza Sharifzadeh 4
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1 Department of Nursing, Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences, Neyshabur, IR Iran
2 Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, IR Iran
3 School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, IR Iran
4 Faculty of Medicine, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, IR Iran
Article information
  • Nephro-Urology Monthly: September 01, 2016, 8 (5); e38347
  • Published Online: July 31, 2016
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: April 10, 2016
  • Revised: June 16, 2016
  • Accepted: July 9, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/numonthly.38347

To Cite: Barati F, Nasiri A, Akbari N, Sharifzadeh G. The Effect of Aromatherapy on Anxiety in Patients, Nephro-Urol Mon. 2016 ; 8(5):e38347. doi: 10.5812/numonthly.38347.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
5.1. Conclusion
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