Structure of psychological stress during the COVID-19 pandemic and effects of essential oil odor exposure: Poster abstract

Tomomi Takezawa, Kenji Katahira, Yuna Kanki, Masashi Sugimoto, Kazuo Shibuta, Noriko Nagata, Masayoshi Chiba, Kazuki Hamaoka, Megumi Fukatsu, Satoshi Kataoka

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Abstract

This research investigated the psychological stressors during the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of essential oil odor exposure. In Japan, a stay-at-home restriction order was implemented in May 2020. We sent essential oils to the homes of 30 participants. The participants received emails 5 times a day for 6 days and reported how they felt before and after the essential oil odor exposure. They also reported their circumstances and intentions. Results showed that the vitality and stability levels increased after essential oil odor exposure. Besides, four psychological stress structures were obtained. Some of the participants felt conflicted about balancing housework, childcare, and work. They were the most stressed, and their vitality and stability levels increased considerably.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSenSys 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 18th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages784-785
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450375900
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov 16
Externally publishedYes
Event18th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, SenSys 2020 - Virtual, Online, Japan
Duration: 2020 Nov 162020 Nov 19

Publication series

NameSenSys 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 18th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems

Conference

Conference18th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, SenSys 2020
CountryJapan
CityVirtual, Online
Period20/11/1620/11/19

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • essential oil odor exposure
  • psychological stress
  • stay-at-home restriction order

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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