EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUES DAPAT PENURUNAN TEKANAN DARAH PADA PENDERITA HIPERTENSI

  • Teti Stikes Jenderal Achmad Yani Yogyakarta
  • Paulus Subiyanto Akademi Keperawatan Panti Rapih

Abstract

Background: Hypertension is a condition when the systolic blood pressure over 120 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure was more than 80 mmHg. Untreated hypertension  will  lead  to  complications  such  as stroke, coronary heart disease, narrowing of blood vessels, kidney failure, heart  failure  and  diabetes  mellitus can even cause death. There by preventing these complications do  one  non-pharmacological therapy is by using the Emotional Freedom Technique.

Objective: Knowing there any influence of emotional freedom techniques to decrease blood pressure in people with hypertension.

Methods: This research was aquasi-experimental.  Sampling  using  purposive  sampling  with the number of respondents 30 people were divided into two groups: an intervention group(n =15) andcontrol group (n=15). Interventions carried 6 times for 2 week session. The statistical test used is Paired t-test and Independent t-test with significance level α=0.05.

The results: The  results  of this study indicate  that patients  with hypertension  in the intervention  group  had a mean value of 21.33 mmHg  lower post test  than the pretest  value, whereas  in the control group had   a mean value of 7.33 mmHg decrease from pretest value. Results Paired sample t-test obtained p value =0.000 (p <0.005). Then Ho is rejected and Ha accepted. Mean while, according  totest  result sobtained  by the Independent t-test t value=-6.212 (p =0.000) can be  concluded  there  is  a  significant  difference between the decrease in average blood  pressure  between  emotional  freedom  technique  intervention group and the control group.

Conclusion: Emotional Freedom Technique has influence in lowering blood pressure in people with hypertension are significant compared with the control group without the Emotional Freedom Technique.

Keywords: Emotional Freedom Technique, Blood Pressure, Hypertension.

Author Biographies

Teti, Stikes Jenderal Achmad Yani Yogyakarta

Jl. Ringroad Barat Ambarketawang Gamping Sleman Yogyakarta 0274 434 2000

Paulus Subiyanto, Akademi Keperawatan Panti Rapih

Jl. Tantular No.401, Pringwulung, Condongcatur, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55281

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Published
2019-10-29
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Teti, Subiyanto P. EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUES DAPAT PENURUNAN TEKANAN DARAH PADA PENDERITA HIPERTENSI. Media ilmu kesehatan [Internet]. 2019Oct.29 [cited 2022Nov.29];2(3):108-13. Available from: https://ejournal.unjaya.ac.id/index.php/mik/article/view/57

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