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A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Watermelon on Blood Pressure among Patient with Hypertension Attending Outpatient Department at Primary Health Centre, Adaikampatti, Perambalur

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 4)

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Page : 997-1004

Keywords : Watermelon; Blood pressure; Effectiveness Reducing;

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A study to evaluate the effectiveness of watermelon on blood pressure among patient with Hypertension attending outpatient department at Primary health centre, Adaikampatti, Perambalur. A Quantitative evaluative approach with Quasi experimental pre test and post test design study was conducted at Primary health centre, Adaikampatti, Perambalur among 60 hypertensive patients by using non ? probability convenience sampling technique. First day the investigator introduced himself to the patients and explained the purpose of the study. After obtaining the consent the investigator checked the blood pressure for experimental group. On second day the investigator selected 30 Patients for control group after obtaining the consent the investigator checked the blood pressure and advised to continue the prescribed treatment. Third day the investigator visited the experimental group houses and two cups of ripped watermelon pieces will given daily for 21days. Patients of experimental group will instructed regarding intake of watermelon before lunch and dinner. A data sheet will maintain by the investigator regarding intake of watermelon. The post test blood pressure was assessed by using sphygmomanometer on 23rd day for experimental group and 24th day for control group patients. The collected data will analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. In experimental and control group 21 ( 70 % ) and 20 (66.7%) were male. In experimental and 23 (76.7%) and control group 16 (53.4 %) possess family history of hypertension. Majority 22 (73.3%) were having habit of alcohol consumption in both groups. In experimental group 19 ( 63.4 % ) and control group 20 (66.7 %) were not practicing regular exercise. The mean systolic blood pressure before intervention 140.46 and after intervention 132.93. The diastolic blood pressure before intervention was 90.73 after intervention was 85.20. It reveals that watermelon is effective in reducing blood pressure. The calculated ?t? value for systolic blood pressure (4.13) and diastolic blood pressure (3.78) which is higher than table value hence it can be concluded that watermelon is effective in reducing blood pressure. The research hypothesis H1 is retained.

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