Media Ilmu Kesehatan
Vol 3 No 2 (2014): Media Ilmu Kesehatan

MEDITASI DAPAT MENURUNKAN TEKANAN DARAH SISTOLIK PADA LANSIA DENGAN HIPERTENSI ESENSIAL

Gunawan, Adi (Unknown)
Subiyanto, Paulus (Unknown)
Erwanto, Fredi (Unknown)



Article Info

Publish Date
30 Oct 2019

Abstract

Background: Hypertension is often called a silent killer. It can cause disorders in the heart, kidney, brain and other vital organs. One of the methods to lower blood pressure is by performing meditation. Catecolamine hormones produced during meditation can make individual feels relaxed. Hence, heart beats slower. Objective: To identify the effect of meditation to the decrease of systolic blood preassure in the middle-aged elderly. Methods:This study was a quasi-experiment with two groups pre- and post-test design. Study was carried out in November 2013 at the village of Sukorejo, Sambirejo, Ngawen, Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta. Respondents of the study consisted of 30 respondents aged 45-59 years old. They were taken through a total sampling technique. Mann-Whitney U Test was employed to analyze the data. Results: The Mann-Whitney U Test showed that the average decrease of systolic blood pressure in the control group was 0,20 and was 14.72 in the intervention group (p<0.05). There was a significant decrease of blood pressure between initial and final assessments in the subject with intervention. Conclusion: There was a significant effect of meditation to the decrease of systolicblood pressure in the middle-aged elderly population. Keywords: Hypertension, Meditation, Middle-Aged Elderly

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Journal Info

Abbrev

mik

Publisher

Subject

Health Professions Medicine & Pharmacology Nursing Public Health

Description

Media Ilmu Kesehatan (MIK) is a scientific journal that aims to publish and disseminate various scientific papers to add insight and science in the field of health. That are includes the following, but is not limited to nursing, public health, pharmacy, blood bank technology, health recorder and ...