The Effect of the Health Promotion Program with Standing Breathing Meditation Exercise SKT 2 among Patients with Uncontrolled Hypertension
Keywords:Health promotion, Standing Breathing Meditation Exercise SKT 2, Uncontrolled hypertensive patients
The purpose of this quasi-experimental research is to examine the effect on the blood pressure levels using the Health Promotion Program with Standing Breathing Meditation Exercise SKT 2 among patients with uncontrolled hypertension. Sixty participants were divided into experimental and control group, each group was composed of 30 participants which were matched in pairs by considering similarity of gender, age and blood pressure baseline. The research tools were the health promotion program and questionnaires which were tested through content validation by 3 experts with Content Validity Index for 0.67 to 1.0. The experimental group receivedthe health promotion program with Standing Breathing Meditation Exercise SKT 2 during September-October 2018 for 8 weeks, while the control group received standard nursing care. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, paired t-test and independent t-tests. The findings found that the average systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure of the experimental group after participating in the program were significantly lower than before participating in the program (p < .05). The results of the study indicated that the health promotion program with Standing Breathing Meditation Exercise SKT 2 could be implemented to effectively to control blood pressure for uncontrolled hypertensive patients.
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