Original Research Article
Year: 2019 | Month: March | Volume: 9 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 194-207
An Intervention Study to Assess the Impact of Yoga Therapy on Level of Stress among Hypertensive clients at Urban centre of SGRD Hospital, Amritsar
Dr. Amandeep Kaur Bajwa
Professor and HOD of Psychiatry; Sri Guru Ram Das College of Nursing, Vallah, Amritsar (Punjab)
Hypertension is the most common cardiovascular disease affecting more than one billion people worldwide. Yogic exercises (Asana, Pranayama and Meditation) have beneficial effects on hypertension, stress and quality of life. The present study was carried out with aim to assess the impact of yoga therapy on stress among hypertensive clients at SGRD Urban Health Centre Amritsar. Quasi experimental design was selected. Purposive and Convenience sampling techniques were used and study was conducted on 200 hypertensive patients aged 20-75 years, who were on antihypertensive drugs. They were randomized into two groups: control group (n=100) and experiment group (n=100). The experiment Group practiced yoga for I hr, 6 day/week for 3 month. The control group did not practice any type of yogic exercises. The data was collected through ‘socio-demographic profile sheet standardized stress perceived scale after checking its validity and reliability through survey approach. Stufflebeam “CIPP Evaluation Model” was used for the conceptual framework.
It was found from the findings that there is a statistically highly significant difference According to stress level in experimental group there was a statistically highly significant difference between pre and post stress scores (‘t’ =68.8.p<0.000) where as in control group statistically there is no difference between pre and post stress scores (‘t’=1.91, p=.059). There is a post test significant association of stress level with educational status (p=0.001). It was observed that a significant reduction in the systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and pulse rate occurs in subjects practicing yoga. So From the present study it is concluded that yoga therapy had positive impact on lowering blood pressure, reduce stress level.
Key words: Hypertension, Stress, Yoga Therapy