Effectiveness of purse lip breathing and counting blood pressure in hypertensive urgency patients
Keywords:purse lip breathing, counting, hypertensive urgency
This experimental study aimed to compare blood pressure (BP) level before and after used purse lip breathing and counting therapy in hypertensive urgency patients, and to investigate trend of BP. The study was conducted at Emergency Room, 54 patients. Every hour, experimental group performed purse lip breathing and counting therapy for 15 minutes and measured BP level every hour until 4 hours. Control group received routine nursing care. Repeated Measures ANCOVA was used for data analysis. The results found that BP level of experimental group was deceased by treatment significantly (p <0.01). In the 1st hour, average of systolic BP and diastolic BP were decreased 20.48 and 16.27 mmHg, respectively. In addition, BP level trended to decrease every hour and some patients were discharged after the 2nd hour of treatment.
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