Author(s): Sareena Paul, Mary Sathya Sundari, Abirami, Malrvizhi S, Mony. K, K. Ravichandra

Email(s): Sareena.paul88@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/2454-2652.2024.00013   

Address: Sareena Paul1, Mary Sathya Sundari2, Abirami3, Malrvizhi S4, Mony. K5, K. Ravichandra6
1MSc Nursing Student, Dept. of Medical Surgical Nursing, College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry.
2Asst. Professor, Dept. of Medical Surgical Nursing, College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry.
3Asst. Professor, Dept. of Medical Surgical Nursing, College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry.
4Professor, Dept. of Medical Surgical Nursing College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry.
5Principal cum Professor, Department of Child Health Nursing, College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry.
6Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Bio-Statistician, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 12,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2024


ABSTRACT:
Complementary therapies are important in nursing interventions to promote sleep and reduce blood pressure. This study used a true experimental pre-test post-test control group design. Sixty participants were selected using simple random sampling through the lottery method. PSQI was used to assess the quality of sleep among the participants through a structured interview. The experimental group received eight cycles of foot reflexology for 20 minutes weekly twice. The study showed that there was a significant decrease in the mean systolic blood pressure from 150.73±14.51 in the pre-test to 132.57±13.17 in the post-test, which was statistically significant at p-value <0.001 (z value -4.793). There was also a significant decrease in the mean diastolic blood pressure from 87.10±3.73 in the pre-test to 74.83±4.33 in the post-test, which was statistically significant at p-value <0.001(z value -4.790). Furthermore, there was a significant increase in the mean quality of sleep from 7.03±2.88 in the pre-test to 3.23±1.92 in the post-test, which was statistically significant at p- value <0.001(z value -4.243). In conclusion, foot reflexology can significantly reduce blood pressure and improve the quality of sleep among elderly people with hypertension residing in old age homes.


Cite this article:
Sareena Paul, Mary Sathya Sundari, Abirami, Malrvizhi S, Mony. K, K. Ravichandra. Effect of Foot Reflexology on Blood Pressure and Quality of sleep among Elderly with Hypertension in selected old age homes. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2024; 12(2):53-9. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2024.00013

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Sareena Paul, Mary Sathya Sundari, Abirami, Malrvizhi S, Mony. K, K. Ravichandra. Effect of Foot Reflexology on Blood Pressure and Quality of sleep among Elderly with Hypertension in selected old age homes. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2024; 12(2):53-9. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2024.00013   Available on: https://www.ijanm.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2024-12-2-1


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