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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 7, Issue : 4
First page : ( 529) Last page : ( 533)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2017.00104.5

A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Jacobson's Progressive Muscle Relaxation Exercise on Blood Pressure among Patients with Hypertension in Christian Mission Hospital at Madurai

Mr. Prabu Israel Jeba*

Assistant Professor, Bee Enn College of Nursing, Jammu university, India

*Corresponding Author Email: israelmadurai@gmail.com

Online published on 12 June, 2018.

Abstract

Objective

Assess the effectiveness of Jacobson's progressive muscle relaxation exercise on blood pressure among patients with Hypertension in experimental group.

Methods

Quasi-experimental pre test-post test design was done to study the effectiveness of Jacobson's progressive muscle relaxation exercise on blood pressure among hypertensive patient. Convenience sampling was used in this study. The practice of Jacobson's progressive muscle relaxation exercise was assessed from first day to fifth day by means of observational check list. Blood pressure was assessed by using a stethoscope and sphygmomanometer. In this study, blood pressure was assessed in supine position by listening to korotkoff sounds.

Results

The paired ‘t’ test value was 26.734 which was statistically significant at the level of p < 0.001. Reveals that the level of systolic blood pressure was reduced among patients with hypertension after Jacobson's progressive muscle relaxation.

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Keywords

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Exercise.

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