Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL PLANTS   SPRING 2014 , Volume 13 , Number 50; Page(s) 64 To 72.
 
Paper: 

THE EFFECT OF GINKGO ON STRESS LEVEL OF NURSES

 
 
Author(s):  GHAFARZADEGAN R., SAEEDI M.*, MALEKHOSSEINI A., HEKMATPOU D., GHAFARZADEGAN R., HAJIAGHAEE R.
 
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Abstract: 

Background: Mental Health of Nurses in recent decades, attracted more attention. therefore strategies to reduce stress level is essential. Objective: Ginkgo biloba is one of thes herbs that has widely usage in complimentary medicine.With regard to the these points and consider of positive effects of Ginkgo biloba, this study aimed to assess the effect of Ginkgo biloba on nurses stress levels. Methods: This clinical trial was a double blined cross sectional study that nurses eligible to participate in the study using sampling methods were selected and Then randomly given drug or placebo to nurses. The medication and placebo was 40 mg, twice a day. After the two -week, the experimental and control group were switched. Result: In this study 62 nurses for two weeks consume ginkgo. Sum score of occupational stress questionnaire in case group after intervention was 40.15 with standard deviation 10.26. sum score of occupational stress questionnaire in control group after intervention was 34.55 with standard deviation 12. Conclusion: With regard that stress in nurses has problems such as decrease quality of care and unsatisfaction and unefficacy and fatigue and these factors lead to emotional disorder then intervention for control them is necessary. Therefore with regard that this research identify positive effect of ginkgo on stress levels and ginkgo is a part of complimentary therapy has a wildly application then we can use that for increase quality of life in nurses.

 
Keyword(s): GINKGO BILOBA, NURSE, OCCUPATIONAL STRESS
 
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