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International Journal of Nursing Care
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : ( 138) Last page : ( 141)
Print ISSN : 2320-8643. Online ISSN : 2320-8651.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2320-8651.2018.00039.X

Effects of reiki therapy on blood pressure for subjects with hypertension in selected hospital, Bangalore

Yohannan Nisha1, Kavitha Senthil R2

1Msc Nursing, Lecturer, Garden City College of Nursing, Bangalore

2Associate Professor, ESI College of Nursing, Gulbarga

Online published on 16 August, 2018.

Abstract

Background and Purpose of the Study

Hypertension is a large public health problem which leads to millions of deaths a year. It is an important cardiovascular risk factor. It is often called the “silent killer” because blood pressure-related complications often do not show up until they are life-threatening. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Reiki therapy on blood pressure of hypertensive patients.

Design

Two groups repeated time series design was selected for the study.

Sample

40 hypertensive patients from selected Hospital, bangalore Karnataka by using purposive sampling technique. BP measured through mercury sphygmomanometer.

Data Collection

Pre test was conducted with structured questionnaire and BP measurement and Reiki therapy was given individually for 20–30 minutes, in a day early morning and evening in two groups for 14 consecutive days and on the 7th and 14th day post test was conducted.

Analysis

The data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The level of significance was set at 0.05 levels.

Results

Observed values showed, there was a difference between the pre and post test level of blood pressure among hypertensive patients after Reiki therapy. Thus, the hypothesis was accepted for experimental group. No change was observed in control group.

Conclusion

The study findings indicate that Reiki therapy was effective to reduce the Blood pressure among hypertensive patients.

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Keywords

Hypertensive patients, blood pressure, Repeated time series design, Purposive sampling, Effectiveness, Reiki therapy.

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