Immediate Effect of Jacobson's Progressive Muscular Relaxation in Hypertension
Design: A Experimental study.
Setting: Constituent colleges of Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University) and the colleges of Pravara Rural Education Society in the vicinity. Cardio-respiratory Physiotherapy Department, College of Physiotherapy & Pravara Rural Hospital (Tertiary Hospital), Loni, Tal- Rahata, Dist- Ahmednagar , Maharashtra State, India- 413 736.
Participants: A total of 250 college teachers were screened for hypertension. Out of which 105 subjects were found suitable and willing for participation in the study.
Interventions: Jacobson's progressive muscle relaxation lying in supine position for 30 minutes.
Main outcome measures: Blood pressure and Heart rate.
Results: Significant difference was noted in systolic & diastolic blood pressure and heart rate immediately after 30 minutes of Jacobson's progressive muscular relaxation technique.
Conclusions: Jacobson's progressive muscular relaxation may be used as an adjuvant therapy for immediate control of hypertension. Clinical Trial Registration Number: (PMT/PIMS/RC/ 2012/06)
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