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Immediate Effect of Jacobson's Progressive Muscular Relaxation in Hypertension


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Objective: To study the effectiveness of Jacobson's relaxation techniques as an adjunct therapy in control of 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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Hypertension, Relaxation, Blood Pressure and Heart Rate
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Nisha Shinde
College of Physiotherapy, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Ahmednagar, District, Maharashtra State, India
K. J. Shinde
College of Physiotherapy, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Ahmednagar, District, Maharashtra State, India
S. M. Khatri
College of Physiotherapy, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Ahmednagar, District, Maharashtra State, India
Deepali Hande
College of Physiotherapy, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Ahmednagar, District, Maharashtra State, India

Abstract


Objective: To study the effectiveness of Jacobson's relaxation techniques as an adjunct therapy in control of 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)


Keywords


Hypertension, Relaxation, Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

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