The Influence of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique to Blood Pressure and Heart Rate on Hypertension Clients at the Adventist Hospital in Bandar Lampung, Indonesia
Keywords:Progressive muscle relaxation, blood pressure, heart rate
The prevalence of hypertension worldwide is increasing year by year and this is directly proportional to the negative impact (death). A progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a simple relaxation technique to control the hypertension. The purpose of this research is to analyze the influence of PMR on blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) of the hypertension clients. A quasi-experiment with pre and post-test of non-equivalent control group design. Samples of 45 respondents were selected through convenient sampling technique and divided into two groups, namely experiment (23) and control (22). In the experimental group was given PMR twice a day for four days. The results indicated that the rate of pre-BP (156.67/95.78 mmHg), post-BP (136.58/85.42 mmHg), pre-HR (91.16 times/minute), and post-HR (77.18 times/minute). In the experimental group (pre-post intervention), there were significant differences in the influence of PMR on TD and HR (p<0.05). In the control and experiment groups, there were significant differences in the influence of PMR on TD and HR (p<0.05). There is a significant influence of PMR to the BP and HR controls. An effective PMR technique needs to be developed by further researchers to be used as an independent-nursing intervention.
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