A study to assess the effectiveness of alternate nostril breathing on blood pressure among hypertensive clients in selected old age homes

Mercy Amali Chinnarani, S (2018) A study to assess the effectiveness of alternate nostril breathing on blood pressure among hypertensive clients in selected old age homes. Masters thesis, Sakthi College of Nursing, Oddanchathram.

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Abstract

The reduction in the high blood pressure of the hypertensive clients has an important role to play in enabling the effectiveness of alternate nostril breathing intervention as an independent nursing intervention. Alternate nostril breathing (ANB) may modulate cardio-respiratory and autonomic functions. However, the studies are scarce and results highly conflicting. The present study was conducted in comprising of male and female in range of 40-70 years. In both groups systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure , were recorded twice; once as control and then after 15 min (acute exposure) and following 7 days of training in ANB (15 min daily). OBJECTIVES: 1. To assess the pre test and post test level of Blood pressure among the hypertensive clients in experimental and control group. 2. To assess the effectiveness of alternate nostril breathing among hypertensive clients in experimental and control group. 3. To find the association between the posttest levels of blood pressure and their selected demographic variables of hypertensive clients in experimental and control group. HYPOTHESIS: H1: The mean post test level of blood pressure (above 150 mmHg) will be significantly lower than the mean pre test level of blood pressure among hypertensive clients in experimental group. H2: The alternate nostril breathing will be more effective in controlling the level of blood pressure among hypertensive client in the experimental group. H3: There will be a significant association between the posttest levels of blood pressure readings with the selected demographic variables of hypertensive clients in experimental and control group. MAJOR FINDINGS OF THE STUDY: Research design used for this study was quasi experimental design. The study was conducted in selected old age homes in Dinigul District. Purposive sampling technique was used to select each 30 sample in experimental and control group equally. In pre-test control group blood pressure among old age which showed 6 (20%) had mild hypertension, 16 (53.3%) had moderate hypertension, 8 (26.7%) had severe hypertension. The post test control group revealed 7(23.3%) had mild hypertension, 15 (50%) had moderate hypertension, 8 (26.7%) had severe hypertension. In pre-test experimental group the Blood pressure among old age showed 7 (23.3%) had mild hypertension, 15 (50%) had moderate hypertension, 8 (26.7%) had severe hypertension. The post test experimental group revealed 4(13.3%) had normal hypertension, 12 (40%) had mild hypertension 14 (46.7%) had moderate hypertension and nil severe hypertension. This finding reveals that in experimental group after the alternative nostril breathing exercise the level of blood pressure among the hypertensive clients were reduced in post test than the pretest but in control group there is no change in blood pressure level among the hypertensive clients. CONCLUSION: The current interventions Alternate Nostril Breathing will assist in maintaining normal blood pressure among hypertensive patient and help to reduce the complications of hypertension.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No.301612352
Uncontrolled Keywords: alternate nostril breathing, blood pressure, hypertensive clients, selected old age homes.
Subjects: NURSING > Medical Surgical Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2019 08:00
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2019 08:00
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/11724

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