International Journal of Advance Research in Community Health Nursing
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A
Effectiveness of calisthenics excersice on physiological parameter among hypertensive clients attending the out-patient department (OPD) in urban primary health center, Sakthi Nagar, Porur
Dr. Bhuvaneshwari G, Nandhini Rajkumar and Nandhini P
Hypertension is the one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease.In India, hypertension has become a major health problem. The prevalence of hypertension was 59.9 and 69.9 per 1000 in males and females, respectively in the urban population and 35.5 and 35.9 per 1000 in males and females respectively in the rural population. Regular physical activity reduces the blood pressure of hypertensive clients. Calisthenics are a form of dynamic exercise which is proved to be effective in hypertensive patients. The main objective of this study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of calisthenic exercise among hypertensive clients in urban primary health center, Porur. Quasi experimental approach and one group pre and post-test research design were adopted. The sample size was 30 clients with hypertension selected by using purposive sampling technique from urban primary health center; Porur. Pre-test was conducted to assess the physiological parameters. After that demonstrate the calisthenic exercise and instructed the client to do it for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks post-test was conducted and assess the same physical parameters. The study finding revealed that after following the calisthenic exercise among hypertensive clients post-test mean score of hypertension was 127.5 with standard deviation 11.352 was higher than the pre-test mean score of hypertension was 148.7 with standard deviation 9.090 hence there was statistically significant difference between pre-test and post-test. The calculated paired t test value of t = 7.971was found to be statistically highly significant at (p< 0.05) association between post-test and socio demographic variables. This clearly infers there is significantly the blood pressure is reduced in the post-test among clients with hypertension.
Dr. Bhuvaneshwari G, Nandhini Rajkumar, Nandhini P. Effectiveness of calisthenics excersice on physiological parameter among hypertensive clients attending the out-patient department (OPD) in urban primary health center, Sakthi Nagar, Porur. Int J Adv Res Community Health Nurs 2020;2(2):29-33. DOI: 10.33545/26641658.2020.v2.i2a.38