Introduction: Pulmonary Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that can cause negative stigma in the community, causing stress because of the length of the treatment period and the side effects of drugs. Therefore, alternative therapies are needed, one of which is aromatherapy relaxation. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of relaxing aromatherapy Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) and Peppermint (Mentha piperita) on Stress Reduction in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients
Method: The design of this study used the One group pre-post test design with a population of 31 people. Sampling technique with simple random sampling to obtain a sample of 29 people. The independent variable is lavender and peppermint aromatherapy relaxation. The dependent variable is stress reduction. The data collection technique was using the DASS questionnaire. This analysis uses the Wilcoxon Sign Rank test.
Result: Based on the Wilcoxon sign rank test, the results of sig (2-tailed) 0.000 <0.05 mean that there is a relaxing effect of Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) and Peppermint (Mentha piperita) aromatherapy on stress reduction.
Conclusion: Relaxation aromatherapy Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) and Peppermint (Mentha piperita) can be used as non-pharmacological therapy to reduce stress in patients with pulmonary TB. Nurses can use aromatherapy relaxation with a diffuser to reduce patient stress during treatment.