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Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part G (2018)

To study the effect of self guided breathing using mobile application on blood pressure in soft ware engineers with pre hypertension: A pilot study

To study the effect of self guided breathing using mobile application on blood pressure in soft ware engineers with pre hypertension: A pilot study

Author(s)
Arwa Hakim Sinnarwala and Dr. Gauri M Afle
Abstract
Background & purpose: Software engineers face a lot of stress due to job deadlines. This leads them to have prehypertension which is a precursor of clinical hypertension. Thus the purpose of this study is to study the effect of self guided breathing using mobile application on blood pressure.
Materials and Methodology: 30 patients were selected with prehypertension. They were explained the use of the application and then asked to breathe in pace with the ques of the application for 2 minutes. SBP and DBP was measured pre and post breathing technique using digital sphygmomanometer.
Results: There was significant reduction in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure after breathing technique. Statistical analysis showed mean value of SBP pre treatment and post treatment was 129.6±5.768 and 114.8±6.552 respectively. (p<0.0001, t=16.703). While mean value of DBP pre treatment and post treatment was 81.9±5.846 and 74.13±4.732 respectively. (p<0.0013, t=8.230).
Conclusion: This study concludes that self guided breathing using mobile application is effective to reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in software engineers with prehypertension.
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How to cite this article:
Arwa Hakim Sinnarwala, Dr. Gauri M Afle. To study the effect of self guided breathing using mobile application on blood pressure in soft ware engineers with pre hypertension: A pilot study. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(3):458-461.
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