Effect of Audio Assisted Relaxation Therapy on Level of Blood Pressure among Mothers with Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

Authors

  • Shasi Bala1 , Lekha Viswanath2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10326

Keywords:

Pregnancy induced hypertension, Audio Assisted relaxation Therapy, Pregnant Mothers, blood pressure.

Abstract

Introduction: The incidence of PIH is about 8-10% of pregnancies. Hypertensive disorder of pregnancy

if unchecked will result in eclampsia with generalized convulsions, HELLP syndrome etc. It is usually

managed with medicines. There are various non-pharmacological treatment like muscle relaxation,

meditation, breathing etc. which are used to control of hypertension. Present study was aimed to assess the

effectiveness of audio assisted relaxation therapy on level of blood pressure among mother with pregnancy

induced hypertension.

Method: Experimental approach with one group pretest- posttest design was used for the study. Study was

conducted among 30 antenatal mothers diagnosed with PIH admitted in Kamla Nehru Hospital, Shimla H.P,

selected by using convenience sampling technique. Semi structured interview schedule is used to collect

background information and sphygmomanometer was used to measure the level of blood pressure. The

blood pressure (BP) was monitored three times a day for two days to obtain a baseline data and average

of it was considered as pre-test. Audio assisted relaxation therapy was then administered for 20 minutes

per sessions, two times a day for three days. The blood pressure (BP) was monitored before and after each

session of relaxation therapy

Results: The mean posttest systolic is BP, 139.81 mm of Hg was significantly lower than the mean pretest

systolic BP, 146.45 mm of Hg. The mean posttest diastolic BP, 87.63 mm of Hg was also lower than the

mean pretest diastolic BP, 92.06 mm. Both differences were significant at the level of <0.001.

Discussion: The result of present study shows there is a significant difference in BP before and after

intervention. So audio assisted relaxation therapy can be used as an effective add on intervention for the

management of with women hypertension during pregnancy.

Author Biography

Shasi Bala1 , Lekha Viswanath2

Postgraduate student, Akal College of Nursing, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Dist.Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh India, 2 Professor, Himalayan College of Nursing, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun. (Professor cum Vice-Principal, Akal College of Nursing, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Dist.Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh, India atthe time of doing the study)

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Shasi Bala1 , Lekha Viswanath2. (2020). Effect of Audio Assisted Relaxation Therapy on Level of Blood Pressure among Mothers with Pregnancy Induced Hypertension. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 56-62. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10326