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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 1
First page : ( 30) Last page : ( 32)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00006.1

Effect of Yoga-nidra on Blood Pressure among Elderly with Hypertension Residing at Selected Old Age Homes, Coimbatore

Mrs Thangam Fuela Esther1,*, Bharathi A. Dhivya2

1Principal, Maitri College of Nursing, Durg, Chattisgarh

2Maitri College of Nursing, Durg, Chattisgarh

*Corresponding Author E-mail: thangamfuela@gmail.com

Online published on 16 March, 2019.

Abstract

The study assess the effect of yoga-nidra on blood pressure among elderly with hypertension residing at selected old age homes through Quasi experimental pretest posttest control group design. Using Convenient sampling technique 35 elderly were selected. The elderly from one old age home was assigned to experimental group(n=20) and the other to the control group (n=15). Yoga-nidra practice was given for 20 minutes once daily in the morning between 6–8AM for 15 days. Blood pressure measurements were taken on the first and15th day and was documented. The study showed a significant reduction of mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure from 154.5 to 130.4 mm of Hg and 92.2 to 82.8 mm of Hg with the ‘t’ value of 4.19 and 3.98 which was significant at 0.001 level. Hence it is concluded that Yoga-nidra is an effective measure to reduce the level of blood pressure among elderly with hypertension residing at old age homes.

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Keywords

Yoga-nidra, Elderly, Hypertension.

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