Original ArticlesLavender Aromatherapy for Anxiety and Pain During Multichannel Urodynamics: A Randomized Controlled Pilot TrialÖzel, Begüm Z. MD; Quevedo, Amira MD; Jung, Carrie MD; Shirazi, Farah MD; Dancz, Christina E. MD, MPH Author Information From the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Correspondence: Begüm Z. Özel, MD, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 9449 E Imperial Hwy, Downey, CA 90242. E-mail: [email protected]. This article was published online ahead of print on Febuary 18, 2021. The authors have declared they have no conflicts of interest. ClinicalTrials.gov identifier, NCT02344745. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology, February 23–27, 2016, New Orleans, LA. Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery: November 2021 - Volume 27 - Issue 11 - p 654-658 doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000001032 Buy Metrics Abstract Objective Our objective was to determine if there is a difference in anxiety during urodynamics in women given lavender aromatherapy (lavender) versus placebo. Methods This was a randomized, controlled trial of women scheduled for urodynamic testing with baseline anxiety. Participants rated their anxiety and pain immediately before the examination and then were randomized to lavender or placebo. Anxiety and pain were assessed immediately after catheter placement and 15 minutes after termination of the study. Results Data for 40 women who received lavender and 38 women who received placebo were available for analysis. Decrease in anxiety from baseline to catheter placement (−2 vs −0.5, P = 0.01) and 15 minutes post procedure was significantly greater in the lavender group. Postprocedure anxiety was lower in the lavender group compared with controls (0 vs 0.5, P = 0.001). No differences were seen in pain. Conclusions Lavender aromatherapy reduces anxiety during urodynamics. © 2021 American Urogynecologic Society. All rights reserved.