International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019


Effectiveness of Progressive Muscle Relaxation on Blood Pressure and Quality of Life in Hypertensive and Normotensive Subjects

Rona Raphael | U. Nambi Raja


Abstract: A quasi-experimental study, to know the effectiveness of progressive muscle relaxation on blood pressure and quality of life in essential hypertensive and normotensive subjects, was done with 20 hypertensive subjects divide to two groups A1 & A2, 10 normotensive subjects in group B. Progressive muscle relaxation techinque was taught to the subjects in group A2 & B. They were asked to perform it twice daily for a period of 10 weeks. Measurement blood pressure and quality of life was taken baseline and after 10 weeks. The data was analyzed using paired ‘t’ test for within group analysis and independent ‘t’ test for analysis between groups A1 & A2 at 5 % level of significance. Result: The analysis within groups showed significant reduction blood pressure in groups A1 & A2, no significant change in group B, and no significant change in quality of life in group A1 and significant change in domain I & II of quality of life in group A2 & B. The between group analysis showed no significant difference in pre-test values of blood pressure and quality of life, the post-test values of blood pressure showed significant difference. But no significant difference post-test values of quality of life. Conclusion: Progressive muscle relaxation can be used as an adjunct treatment to treat essential hypertension


Keywords: Progressive muscle relaxation, hypertensive, quality of life


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019,


Pages: 1996 - 2001


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