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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2015, Volume : 3, Issue : 3
First page : ( 245) Last page : ( 252)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2015.00011.6

Effectiveness of Guided Imagery on Level of Blood Pressure among PIH Mothers in Selected Hospital at Trichy

Komathi V.*

Lecturer, Joitiba College of Nursing, Bhandu, Gujarat

*Corresponding Author's Email: komathiv96@yahoo.in

Online published on 30 October, 2015.

Abstract

Introduction

Pregnancy can be one of life's most exciting and fulfilling adventures. A healthy mom and healthy baby--that's the goal for every pregnancy. Sometimes this is easy, sometimes it requires intensive efforts by the mother, her physicians, her nurses, other health care givers, family members and newborn child's physicians.

Objective

To evaluate the effectiveness of Guided Imagery on level of blood pressure among PIH mothers.

Design

A quantitative approach using quasi experimental pre-test post-test design with control group.

Participants

60 PIH mothers were selected using Non-probability purposive sampling technique in Pankajam Sitharam Hospital at Trichy District, Tamilnadu.

Interventions

Guided Imagery was given to the mothers in experimental group for 10 minutes duration twice a day for 3 days.

Tool

Sphygmomanometer was used to assess the level of blood pressure. RESULTS: Analysis using paired ‘t’ test was found to be significant. CONCLUSION: The findings of the study revealed that Guided Imagery helps in reducing blood pressure among PIH mothers.

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Keywords

Guided Imagery, Blood Pressure, Pregnancy Induced Hypertension.

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