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Comparative Studies | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023
A Comparative Study to find out the Effectiveness of Jacobson Progressive Muscular Relaxation and Isometric Handgrip Training among Hypertension Patients
D. Murugan | R. Keerthiga
Abstract: Background: Hypertension is one of the top diseases. Since most individuals suffer from hypertension. It is often called the silent killer disease. Probably, hypertension is a major health problem. The population at risk above the age of 20 years has systolic blood pressure above 140 mmHg and or diastolic blood pressure above 90 mmHg. The systolic and diastolic blood pressure is the type of outcome measure to assess hypertension by sphygmomanometer. Method: The study was a comparative study of 30 patients selected from Sri Venkateshwaraa Hospital & Research Center, Ariyur, and Jacobson?s Progressive Muscular Relaxation and isometric handgrip training given to the patients for 6 weeks. The outcome measure systolic and diastolic blood pressure was measured in pre and post - test for 6 weeks. Result: The statistical analysis done using paired t - test with values of the group shows the significance of (p<0.001). The group analysis of post values shows that the study is significant. After the statistical analysis, it shows that there is improvement in (Group A) Jacobson?s progressive muscular relaxation. This shows it proves to be an effective tool for efficiency. Conclusion: This study concluded that the Jacobson progressive muscular relaxation (Group A) shows more significant improvement in reducing systolic and diastolic blood pressure among hypertension patients when compared with isometric handgrip training (Group B).
Keywords: Hypertension, Jacobson's progressive muscular Relaxation, Isometric Handgrip training, Sphygmomanometer
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,
Pages: 1871 - 1874