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  1. Kasar, Kadriye Sayin PhD, RN
  2. Yildirim, Yasemin PhD, RN
  3. Senuzun Aykar, Fisun PhD, RN
  4. Uyar, Meltem MD
  5. Sagin, Ferhan Girgin MD, PhD
  6. Atay, Sevcan PhD


The objective of this study was to examine the effects of inhaler aromatherapy on the level of pain, comfort, anxiety, and cortisol during trigger point injection in individuals with myofascial pain syndrome. Lavender oil inhalation was found to reduce pain and anxiety during trigger point injection and to improve patient comfort, but it did not affect the saliva cortisol level.