ERGONOMICS GYMNASTIC INFLUENCE ON ELDERLY BLOOD PRESSURE WITH HYPERTENSION
Dwi Retnaningsih* and Khoirunnisa Nur Afriani
High blood pressure disease or hypertension is commonly suffered by most of elderlies. Hypertension is a trigger or main cause of stroke and coronary heart disease. Based on premilinary study, elderlies 42nd with hypertension and found the treatment of hypertension is by giving antihypertension drug. The research purpose to known the effect of ergonomic gym to blood pressure elderly with hypertension in BAPELSOS Lansia Cepiring Kendal. Pre-experimental research with one group pre and posttest without control group design. Population in this research elderly suffering hypertension in BAPELSOS Lansia Cepiring Kendal as much 38 elderly. Analysis used Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test with the level signifikan 0.05. Intrumens research observation sheet, tensimeter, ergonomic gymnastics. The procedure for the researcher to take blood pressure measurements before being given ergonomic exercise to the respondent. Then provide ergonomic exercise for 14 days for 20 minutes. Then posttest blood pressure measurements. Based on Wilcoxon test, established Zcount = -5.467 and Ztable was 1.64, and p-value = 0.000 with α = 0.05. Where p-value 0.000 ≤ 0.05. There was an effect of ergonomic gym to blood pressure in elderly with hypertension in BAPELSOS Lansia Cepiring Kendal.
Keywords: Elderly, Hypertension, Ergonomic Gym.
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