Effect of Elderly Exercise on Blood Pressure of Hypertensive Elderly
Keywords:Elderly, Exercise, Blood pressure of the elderly
Blood pressure can increase when one is aged 45 – 55 years old. The artery walls become thick due to the collagen accumulation in the muscle layers. As a result, the blood vessels will gradually narrow and become rigid. Elderly exercise is a mild exercise. It is easy to do without burdensome, which is dedicated to the elderly. The objective of this research is to analyze the effect of the elderly exercise on the blood pressure of the hypertensive elderly at Kalikejambon Village, Tembelang District, Jombang Regency.
This research used the quasi experimental method with the pre-post test design. The population of this study were elderly people with hypertension in Kalikejambon Village, Tembelang District, Jombang Regency. The sample in this study amounted to 32 respondents who were divided into treatment groups and control groups. The data of research were analyzed by using the t-test.
There was an effect of the elderly exercise on the systolic blood pressure and dyastolic blood pressure of the hypertensive patients as indicated by the p-value = 0.000.
The health workers are required to conduct socialization and training of he elderly exercise need to socialize and train the performance skill of exercise elderly. So, they can manage the elderly whom have hypertension by using non-pharmacological management to control blood pressure on hypertensive patients.