EFFECTIVENESS OF YOGA ON BIO PHYSIOLOGICAL VARIABLES AMONG PATIENTS WITH HYPERTENSION: A PILOT REPORTJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.7, No. 11)
Publication Date: 2019-11-15
Authors : K. Chandralekha B. Sreelekha; J. Jasmin;
Page : 783-789
Keywords : Yoga Biophysiological variable Hypertension;
Hypertension is one among the leading contributor to burden of disease globally. A quantitative quasi experimental study was conducted to find the reliability and feasibility of tools and intervention with 20 samples selected through convenience sampling technique for study and control group in medical wards of SVMCHRC, Puducherry. The patients aged between 40-60 years, both gender diagnosed with hypertension were included as samples. Demographic and clinical data were collected by structured questionnaires. The biophysiological variables were assessed by using various scales such as modified American heart association blood pressure scale, modified American heart association resting heart rate scale, respiratory rate scale, the modified WHO BMI scale and modified Perceived Stress Scale by Sheldon Cohen. The yoga (specific yogasanas - Arthakati chakrasana, Ardha pavanmuktasana, Uttanpadasana and shavasana. Pranayama - Anulom viloma, Bhramari Pranayama and om meditation practice) was implemented to the study group. The patients were followed for twelve weeks. After that post test was conducted with same questionnaires and tools. The results revealed that the tools used, criteria for sample selection, the implementation of interventions were highly reliable and feasible for implementation.
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