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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem

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Abstract

SALLES, Léia fortes  and  SILVA, Maria Júlia Paes da. Effect of flower essences in anxious individuals . Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.2, pp. 238-242. ISSN 0103-2100.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21002012000200013.

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of the flower essences impatiens, cherry plum, white chestnut and beech in anxious people. METHODS: A quantitative, randomized, double blinded study. Data were collected between May and August, 2010, with 34 employees of the Center for Improvement of Health Sciences of the Zerbini Foundation. Anxiety was assessed using the Diagnostic Inventory of State - Trait Anxiety at two different times, at the beginning and end of the intervention. RESULTS: As a result it was observed that the group that used the flower essences had a larger and statistically significant reduction in anxiety level in comparison to the placebo group. CONCLUSION: We conclude that flower essences have a positive effect on the reduction of anxiety.

Keywords : Anxiety; Disease prevention; Integrative medicine.

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