Pengaruh Terapi PMR Terhadap Penurunan Tekanan Darah pada Lansia dengan Hipertensi di RT 15/RW 17 Tanjung Duren Jakarta Barat

Malianti Silalahi

Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) therapy is a relaxation technique that combines deep breathing exercises with a series of muscle contractions and relaxations. PMR therapy is an effective therapy for treating hypertension in the elderly. The aim of this community service is to find out whether there is an effective effect of progressive muscle relaxation therapy in lowering blood pressure in elderly people with hypertension. This Community Service was carried out at RT 15/RW 07, Tanjung Duren Utara, Grogol Petamburan, West Jakarta. The activities carried out in this community service are providing education related to hypertension and PMR training to treat hypertension in the elderly. The results obtained after the elderly were given PMR therapy were that only 59.2% experienced high blood pressure, while the number of elderlies experienced a decrease in blood pressure of 26% and blood pressure remained 14.8% with p.0.010, meaning that giving PMR therapy was proven to reduce blood pressure. blood in the elderly. Hypertension in the elderly is caused by many factors. More specific research needs to be carried out regarding the application of progressive muscle relaxation therapy in elderly groups who have experienced natural changes in the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system.

elderly, hypertension, progressive muscle relaxation (PMR)

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