PENGARUH SENAM TAI CHI TERHADAP TEKANAN DARAH WANITA BERUSIA 50 TAHUN KE ATAS

Hikmaharidha, Istifa and Hardian, Hardian (2011) PENGARUH SENAM TAI CHI TERHADAP TEKANAN DARAH WANITA BERUSIA 50 TAHUN KE ATAS. Undergraduate thesis, Faculty of Medicine.

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Background: Increasing age is one of the risk factor of hypertension, and in the women, the risk is higher because of the menopause process happening in around age of 50 years. Tai chi is an exercise with slow movement, deep breathing, and mind concentration which makes someone to be relaxed, thus decreasing blood pressure. This study has an aim to know the differences on blood pressure between 50-year-old women or above doing Tai Chi exercise and not. Method: The study design is Cross Sectional observational analytic. The subjects are 48 50-year-old women or above devided into two groups. The group that did not exercise Tai Chi is the PKK members of Kelurahan Kembangsari and the group who exercised Tai Chi is the sasana Tai chi Jogja International Hospital members. The systolic and diastolic blood pressure of subjects were measured. The blood pressure differences between two groups were analysed with Mann-Whitney Test. Results: The group who exercised Tai Chi has mean of systolic blood pressure (126,2 ± 8,24 mmHg) and diastolic blood pressure (85,0 ± 6,69 mmHg), is lower than the group that did not exercise Tai Chi (systolic 132,5 ± 8,97 mmHg; diastolic 89,6 ± 7,51 mmHg). Statistical analysis showed significant difference in systolic blood pressure (p = 0.02) and diastolic (p = 0.03) between the two groups. Conclusion: The blood pressure of the group who exercised Tai Chi is lower than the group that did not exercise Tai Chi.

Item Type:Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects:R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions:Faculty of Medicine > Department of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine > Department of Medicine
ID Code:33315
Deposited By:Ms Lutfiatun Heni
Deposited On:09 Feb 2012 12:28
Last Modified:09 Feb 2012 12:28

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