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IJHSR. 2012; 1(2): 16-21

Effectiveness of Jacobsonís Relaxation Technique in Hypertension

Subhash M Khatri, R.M. Singaravelan RM, Haider Naeem Romi.

Study design: Randomized Controlled Trial.
Objective: To find out the effectiveness of Jacobsonís relaxation technique in hypertension.
Background: World health Organization has recommended non- pharmacological approaches as an adjunctive treatment for hypertension. However, little evidence exists to indicate the effectiveness of physiotherapeutic interventions like Jacobsonís relaxation technique.
Methods and measures: The sample consisted of clinically diagnosed 56 subjects with hypertension. Subjects were randomly treated with medications along with Jacobsonís relaxation technique under supervision or only medications for three weeks. Their pre and post intervention blood pressure was measured in supine with digital blood pressure monitor for further analysis.
Results: The average reduction in blood pressure was significantly greater in subjects treated with Jacobsonís relaxation technique along with medications as compared to only medications.
Conclusion: Jacobsonís relaxation technique can be used as an adjunctive intervention in the treatment of hypertension.

Key words: Jacobsonís relaxation, hypertension and non pharmacological treatment.

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