Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction on perceived stress and blood pressure among the hypertensive women

Khosravi, E. and Ghorbani, Maryam (2016) Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction on perceived stress and blood pressure among the hypertensive women. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 20.

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Abstract

Background: High blood pressure or hypertention is known as a silent death. Due to the effect of psychological factors on hypertention, the need for non-pharmacological approaches are felt in the treatment process. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) on perceived stress and blood pressure in patients with hypertension. Materials and Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, among all hypertensive patients referred to the Dr.Torkan clinic (Isfahan, ran) a number of 30 patients were selected using convince sampling and were randomly divided into equal Control and Experimental groups. The intervention was consisted of 8 sessions for mindfulness-based stress reduction once a week. All participants completed the Perceived Stress Questionnaire (Cohen, 1983) as pre-test and post-test and their blood pressures were measured. Results: The results showed that after 8 MBSR sessions, the positive and negative perception of stress in the experimental groups were significantly increased and decreased, respectively (P<0.05). In addition, changes in systolic and diastolic blood pressures were also significant (P<0.05). Conclusion: In summary, the MBSR can improve the psychological factors contributing in hypertention and as a complementary option to medication it can reduce the high blood pressure in patients.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Multidisciplinary
Divisions: Feyz journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 06 May 2017 15:20
Last Modified: 30 May 2017 15:18
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1469

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