Influence of Music Therapy on HypertensionJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 8)
Publication Date: 2020-08-05
Authors : Anjali Devi C;
Page : 1447-1449
Keywords : Blood Pressure; medical regime; music therapy; experimental; control group;
Cardiovascular diseases and diabetes are on the increase in India. Major cause of this chronic problem is considered as stress and emotional instability, apart from other causes. Studies have indicated that music therapy can reduce stress. Therefore music therapy is used on patients with blood pressure to see its effect. All patients with blood pressure were identified from hospitals, clinics and houses in Hyderabad.140 male patients aged 45- 60 years who agreed to follow the program were randomly selected, divided into two groups. First group formed the experimental group; they were advised to follow a regular medical protocol, diet and exercise. Music therapy in the form of listening to songs for 40 minutes daily as approved by music therapist were given to them. The second group is the control group, they were allowed to follow the regular medical protocol without music. Blood Pressure was recorded once every week for a period of three months (12 weeks). Results indicated a consistent decrease in blood pressure levels for 210mm/Hg/100 to 120/Hg/80 in the experimental group were more stable and are relaxed. In the control group although there is a decrease in blood pressure probably due to medication form 210mm/hg/100 to 140 to /80 there is no consistency in the decrease. In the experimental group there is a clear indication of the influence of music on BP levels compared to control group.
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