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RMJ. 2020; 45(1): 62-65

How progressive muscle relaxation exercise affect patient with hypertension?

Ridawati Sulaeman, Muhasidah Muhasidah, Dewi purnamawati Purnamawati, Gusti Ayu Puja Warnis Wijayanti.


Objective: To assess the effectiveness of family training towards the regularity of progressive muscle relaxation exercise implementation on hypertension patient.
Methodology: In this quasi-experimental study all families with one of the family member experiencing hypertension in the area of Community Health Center (Puskesmas) Pejeruk were included. Total population registered in the Posbindu was 1,301 patients in 2018. This study involved 60 subjects as respondents selected by using purposive sampling method. Families who took part in the training contributed regularly to progressive muscle relaxation, 27 people (90%) while families who did not participate in the training did progressive muscle relaxation regularly by 2 people (7%). The data obtained by questionnaire and was statistically analyzed using Chi-square test.
Result: Family training was significantly effective in patients to carry out progressive muscle relaxation exercises.
Conclusion: The implementation of family training on progressive muscle relaxation exercise affected the regularity of hypertension patient in doing exercise.

Key words: Family Training, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Hypertension.

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