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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : ( 72) Last page : ( 74)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2018.00016.1

Effectiveness of Foot Bath Therapy in Reducing Blood Pressure among Clients with Hypertension

Mrs. Shobana N Baby*

Assistant Professor, Manikaka Topowala Institute of Nursing, Changa

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

Online published on 24 May, 2018.

Abstract

A quasi experimental study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of footbath therapy in reducing blood pressure among clients with hypertension at selected hospital among 60 clients who satisfy inclusive criteria were selected as samples using purposive sampling technique. Foot bath therapy was given for 10 minutes twice a day. The pre and post level of blood pressure was measured using sphygmomanometer. The findings revealed that there was a high statistical difference in the level of blood pressure. The pretest mean level of BP was 141.3, standard deviation is 10.24 and the post test mean is 126.3, standard deviation is 7.06, ‘t’ test value is 32.67 in experimental group. In control group, the pretest mean level of BP was 155, standard deviation is 16.27 and the post test mean is 145.6, standard deviation is 16.26, ‘t’ test value is 6.22. The study concluded that there was significant reduction in Blood Pressure in experimental group as compared to the control group. This shows that foot bath technique is effective in hypertensive clients.

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Keywords

Foot bath therapy, reduction of blood pressure, hypertension.

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