Official Title

AroMatherapy for Blood and Marrow Transplant PatIENTs (AMBIENT)
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  • Study Type

  • Status

    Completed No Results Posted
  • Study Participants

The study is comparing the difference between the use of Elequil Aromatabs versus standard of care practice treatments on Blood Marrow Transplantation patients.
The primary objective is to examine whether there are differences in the level of anxiety and nausea between patients in the treatment and control groups.

The secondary objective is to compare the number of as needed (PRN) antiemetics and anxiolytics, as well as the duration of prolonged standardized antiemetic and anxiolytic regimen for the treatment and control cohorts.

The sample size of 200 patients is anticipated to be enrolled over a period of 1 year. A total of 50 patients will be enrolled in each of the four groups The enrollment procedure will begin with a screening of patients who are admitted within 24 hours of admission for blood and marrow transplantation conditioning to evaluate if they meet the inclusion criteria. Patients who meet inclusion criteria will be offered an opportunity to participate in the study.

The patient will complete an informed consent form, then assessed to identify their predominant symptom:anxiety or nausea. Based on the patients' primary symptom, they will be randomized into either control or treatment group for a total of four groups (nausea treatment, nausea control, anxiety treatment, and anxiety control). The study will be using a Wei's Urn algorithm for the randomization sequence. The randomization sequence and patient information will be stored in a protected SharePoint folder between the 8PE and 8PW nurses enrolled with the Institutional Review Board as study staff.

Patients enrolled in the nausea control/treatment group will be required to complete a Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-Item Scale (GAD-7) form to determine the baseline of anxiety.
Study Started
Feb 27
Primary Completion
Oct 02
Study Completion
Dec 31
Last Update
Feb 11

Other Elequil Aromatabs

There will be a variety of different Aromatabs such as orange/peppermint or lavender

Anxiety Arm (Control) No Intervention

Patient will not receive Elequil Aromatabs

Anxiety Arm (Treatment) Experimental

Patient will receive Elequil Aromatabs

Nausea/Vomiting Arm (Treatment) Experimental

Patient will receive Elequil Aromatabs

Nausea/Vomiting Arm (Control) No Intervention

Patient will not receive Elequil Aromatabs


Inclusion Criteria:

Adult blood and marrow transplant patients admitted to 8 Pavilion East Blood and Marrow Transplant and 8 Pavilion West Blood and Marrow Transplant for autologous and allogeneic blood and marrow transplant conditioning (chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy) and transplant cell infusion
Ages 22 and above. Adults ages 18-21 are admitted under the pediatric service and are not admitted to 8PE and 8PW
Patients with blood and marrow transplant conditioning induced nausea and vomiting-
Patients expressing feeling of anxiety
English and Spanish speaking only
Patients enrolled in other research studies that allow them to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients with known allergy to lavender
Patient with known allergy to orange/peppermint
Patients less than 22 years
Patients with olfactory/sinus impairment
Patients unable to give written informed consent
Patients admitted for inpatient conditioning but receiving transplant cell infusion in the outpatient setting
No Results Posted