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    Title: Effects of progressive muscle relaxation on blood pressure and psychosocial status for clients with essential hypertension in Taiwan.
    Authors: Sheu, Sheila;Irvin, Barbara L.;Lin, Huey-Shyan;Mar, Chun-Lin
    Contributors: 輔英科技大學 健康事業管理學位學程
    Date: 2003-02
    Issue Date: 2010-10-27 14:17:41 (UTC+8)
    Abstract: This study examined the effect of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) on blood pressure and psychosocial status in clients with essential hypertension. The study, which used a quasi-experimental design, recruited a convenience sample of 40 subjects from a hypertension outpatient clinic. Twenty subjects received PMR training once a week and practiced at home daily for 4 weeks. PMR training had an immediate effect, reducing pulse rate 2.35 beats/min, systolic blood pressure 5.44 mm Hg, and diastolic blood pressure 3.48 mm Hg. After 4 weeks of PMR training, further decreases in pulse rate (2.9 beats/min), systolic blood presurre (5.1 mm Hg), and diastolic blood pressure (3.1 mm Hg) occurred. PMR significantly lowered patients' perception of stress, and it enhanced their perception of health. PMR is beneficial for patients with essential hypertension, and nurses may use it to enhance their independent function as well as their quality of life.
    Relation: Holistic Nursing Practice 17(1), 41-47
    Appears in Collections:[健康事業管理系] 期刊論文

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