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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 3
First page : ( 260) Last page : ( 264)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00055.5

Assess the effectiveness of cocoa powder in reducing cholesterol level among the hypertensive clients at the rural area, Medavakkam, Chennai

Ms. Sweety Grace Jebakani*

Associate Professor, Our Lady of Health College of Nursing, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author Email: gracesweety196@gmail.com

Online published on 10 August, 2020.

Abstract

Hypertension is the major emerging disease of the present era which is combined with Hyperlipidemia which requires home based management to prevent the further cardiac complications. This study focuses on effectiveness of cocoa powder in reducing cholesterol levels among the Hypertensive clients at the rural area, Medavakkam, Chennai. The Objectives of the study were to assess the pre test and post test cholesterol level of Hypertensive clients in experimental and control group, to identify the effectiveness of cocoa powder on Cholesterol levels in experimental group and to associate the findings with the selected demographic variables. For the study, true experimental design was adopted. 60 samples with Hypertension with Blood Pressure above 140/90mm Hg and Cholesterol above 200mg/dl (30 – control group and 30 – experimental group) were selected by simple random sampling method. Cholesterol level was checked for the clients and Cocoa powder was administered for 15 days for the experimental group and the control group didn't get any intervention and data were collected using structured interview schedule and the collected data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The clients in the experimental group had good reduction in cholesterol level of about 10 mg/dl on the whole after the administration of cocoa powder regularly for the period of 15 days continuously. Comprehensive Health Education Programme regarding home based management and nutritional measures should be implemented and the further studies can be done with the large samples and urban community people.

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Keywords

Hypertension, cocoa powder, cholesterol level.

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