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hasanvand S, najafi S S, Forozy M, Mohammad Alizade S, Haghdoost A A. The effect of back massage on blood pressure and radial pulse in Patients with primary hypertensive referred to specialty and subspecialty cardiac clinic of Khoramabad Shohada Ashayer hospital. yafte 2011; 12 (3) :63-69
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-324-en.html
Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad,Iran.
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High blood pressure is a disorder associated with stress. In numerous people, behavioral strategies or stress management interventions such as relaxation and massage are useful in control of their response to stress and consequently , the reduction of blood pressure. Regarding to more effects of combinational intervention therapy based on behavioral methods rather than application of pharmacotherapy , it is expected that the use of these methods including massage is more effective in decreasing blood pressure. Materials and Methods: In this quasi-experimental,based on pilot study, 90 hypertensive patients were chosen and their blood pressure and radial pulse were measured in 20 sessions during 5 weeks before and after back massage on Saturdays and Tuesdays and without massage on Sundays and Wednesdays . Data were collected by a demographic questionnaire and check list to record blood pressure and pulse, then these data were analyzed by STATA software. Results: The results showed that there was a decrease in the systolic and diastolic blood pressure and radial pulse by 6.3 and 3.9 mmHg and 2.9 beats per minute (p=0.0001). Conclusion: The results revealed that massage had decreasing effect on blood pressure and pulse of the primary hypertensive patients . Use of stress management interventions such as massage is an acceptable, simple and teachable method to families for better control of the disease.

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Received: 2011/03/8 | Accepted: 2017/06/6 | Published: 2017/06/6

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