MEDITASI DAPAT MENURUNKAN TEKANAN DARAH SISTOLIK PADA LANSIA DENGAN HIPERTENSI ESENSIAL

  • Adi Gunawan Stikes Jenderal Achmad Yani Yogyakarta
  • Paulus Subiyanto Akademi Keperawatan Panti Rapih Yogyakarta
  • Fredi Erwanto Stikes Jenderal Achmad Yani Yogyakarta

Abstract

Background: Hypertension is often called a silent killer. It can cause disorders in the heart, kidney, brain and other vital organs. One of the methods to lower blood pressure is by performing meditation. Catecolamine hormones produced during meditation can make individual feels relaxed. Hence, heart beats slower.

Objective: To identify the effect of meditation to the decrease of systolic blood preassure in the middle-aged elderly.

Methods:This study was a quasi-experiment with two groups pre- and post-test design. Study was carried out in November 2013 at the village of Sukorejo, Sambirejo, Ngawen, Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta. Respondents of the study consisted of 30 respondents aged 45-59 years old. They were taken through a total sampling technique. Mann-Whitney U Test was employed to analyze the data.

Results: The Mann-Whitney U Test showed that the average decrease of systolic blood pressure in the control group was 0,20 and was 14.72 in the intervention group (p<0.05). There was a significant decrease  of blood pressure between initial and final assessments in the subject with intervention.

Conclusion: There was a significant effect of meditation to the decrease of systolicblood pressure in the middle-aged elderly population.

Keywords: Hypertension, Meditation, Middle-Aged Elderly

Author Biographies

Adi Gunawan, Stikes Jenderal Achmad Yani Yogyakarta

Jl. Ringroad Barat Ambarketawang Gamping Sleman Yogyakarta 0274 434 2000

Paulus Subiyanto, Akademi Keperawatan Panti Rapih Yogyakarta

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

Fredi Erwanto, Stikes Jenderal Achmad Yani Yogyakarta

Jl. Ringroad Barat Ambarketawang Gamping Sleman Yogyakarta 0274 434 2000

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Published
2019-10-30
How to Cite
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Gunawan A, Subiyanto P, Erwanto F. MEDITASI DAPAT MENURUNKAN TEKANAN DARAH SISTOLIK PADA LANSIA DENGAN HIPERTENSI ESENSIAL. Media ilmu kesehatan [Internet]. 2019Oct.30 [cited 2022Nov.29];3(2):66-0. Available from: https://ejournal.unjaya.ac.id/index.php/mik/article/view/77