Assess the effectiveness of beetroot juice in reducing hypertension among women at selected urban area in Choolai, Chennai

Thankaleelal, S (2015) Assess the effectiveness of beetroot juice in reducing hypertension among women at selected urban area in Choolai, Chennai. Masters thesis, College of Nursing, Madras Medical College, Chennai..


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The prevalence of Hypertension is a silent killer disease, is rapidly increasing all over the world at an alarming rate over the recent years. Hypertension affects the majority of population worldwide. The increase incidence of Hypertension in developing countries follows the life style changes, low socio economics, dietary habits, etc. The consumption of beetroot juice is an influencing factor in reducing blood pressure among hypertensive patients. This study was done to identify the effectiveness of beetroot juice in reducing blood pressure among hypertensive women residing at selected urban areas of Choolai, Chennai. The main objective of the study was to compare the pre and post blood pressure level in relation to intake of beetroot juice among clients in both experimental and control group. An experimental study with pre test, post test research design was used and a sample of 60 hypertensive women (30 in experimental and 30 in control group) were selected by using simple random sampling technique. 200 ml of beetroot juice was given to the clients in experimental group after breakfast daily for 14 days. The conceptual frame work was based on modified model context input process and product evaluation model helping Art of clinical nursing theory. The tool used for the study includes questionnaires and observation method using sphygmomanometer monitor. The obtained data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of the study showed that there was a significant (p < 0.05) level with confidence interval of 95% reduction in blood pressure level after administering beetroot juice in experimental group. The study reveals that greater significance of beetroot juice was observed in younger, less duration of illness when compared to others. Beetroot juice is cost effective, improves the general well being of the clients, prevents them from developing complications and reduces the dosage of drugs.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: beetroot juice, reducing hypertension, women, selected urban area, Choolai, Chennai.
Subjects: NURSING > Community Health Nursing
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2019 12:26
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2019 12:26

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