THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COMBINED WARM WATER FOOT SUBMERGING AND BREATH RELAXATION THERAPY ON LOWERING THE BLOOD T PRESSURE IN HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS IN THE WORK AREA OF PUSKESMAS PENUMPING SURAKARTA
AJI, PRISMA TRISNA
MAKIYAH, SRI NABAWIYATI NURUL
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Hypertension is a global health problem requiring attention because it is the main cause of death. The long-term uncontrolled hypertension may result in impaired vision, coronary occlusion, renal failure and stroke. For that reasons, there should be an immediate management to lower the blood pressure without side effect, nonpharmacological management in the form of combined warm water-foot submerging and deep breathing relaxation therapy. The aim of this research is to nd out the effectiveness of combined warm water-foot submerging and deep breathing relaxation therapy on the lowering blood pressure in Hypertensive patients in work area of PuskesmasPenumping Surakarta.This study was a quasi experimental research. The population of research was hypertensive patients present in PuskesmasPenumping Surakarta in 2014, with the mean number of 175 per month. The sample of research consisted of 20 respondents taken using purposive random sampling technique. Technique of collecting data used was observation sheet. Technique of analyzing data used was one-group paired sample t-test while two-group test was conducted using Mann Whitney test.There was a difference of effect between before and after the administration of warm water-foot submerging therapy on the lowering systolic and diastolic blood pressures in hypertensive patients with p value of 0.000 and 0.001; (2) There was a difference of effect between before and after the administration of deep breathing relaxation on the lowering systolic blood pressure in hypertensive patients with p value of 0.02, but no difference on diastolic blood pressure with p value of 1.000; 3) the combined warm water-foot submerging therapy was more effective than the deep breathing relaxation therapy on the lowering systolic blood pressure in hypertensive patients with p value < 0.05 in the work area of PuskesmasPenumping Surakarta.