International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2020, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part C
A study to assess the effectiveness of breathing exercise among hypertensive patients
Cecyli C, Marieswari B, Sebastin Inigo A
Hypertension is a significant general health issue in India and world, due to its high recurrence and corresponding, there is a danger of cardiovascular and kidney disorders. The hypertension makes individuals multiple times more inclined to stroke and multiple times bound to have coronary failures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of deep breathing exercise on blood pressure among patients with hypertension. A Quasi-Experimental one Group Pre- test Post- test design was adopted. A sample of 50 Hypertensive patients was selected using convenient sampling technique at Urban Primary Heath Centre, Koyambedu. Data on demographic variables were assessed. Deep breathing exercise was demonstrated to the participants and their level of blood pressure was measured by sphygmomanometer before and after the intervention. The result displays that Inpre-testout of 50 samples, (48%) had pre- hypertension, (40%) had Stage I hypertension, (8%) had Stage II hypertension and (4%) have Normal Blood Pressure. Whereas after intervention, Post- test results shows that out of 50 samples (46%) have Normal Blood Pressure, (50%) had Pre- hypertension and (4%) had Stage I Hypertension among clients with Hypertension. The pretest mean score among patients with Hypertension was 125.5 with standard deviation 11.352 and posttest mean score among patient with Hypertension was1107 with standard deviation9.090. The calculated paired ‘t’ test value is t=7.971 was found to be statistically significant at p value<.0001. Thus, there was a reduction in the level of blood pressure after deep breathing exercise among posttest group patients.