Effectiveness of Consumption Sechium Edule on Decreasing Blood Pressure in Elderly with Hypertension in Coastal Area

Rista Fauziningtyas, Arvian Cahya Adi Ristanto, Makhfudli

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Sechium edule contains flavonoids and potassium to reducing small blood pressure in the elderly with hypertension. The serving of chayote for consumption can be juiced, steamed, and squeezed. However, no research proves from three serving is more effective in reducing the pressure of elderly hypertension. The aims of the study compared from three presentations which is more useful to make blood pressure decrease in elderly with hypertension in coastal area. This study used Pre-Experimental Design with the three-group pre-post-test design. Samples were 51 elderly obtained from purposive sampling. The independent variable was the consumption of Sechium edule with the various presentation. The dependent variable was the blood pressure. Based on analysis data used paired t-test with significance p-value ≤ 0.05. The mean of blood pressure in the juiced group before intervention was 156.28 mmHg and after intervention 152.48 mmHg (decrease 3.8 mmHg). The mean of systolic pressure in steamed group before intervention was 154.46 mmHg and after intervention 151.43 mmHg (decrease 3.03 mmHg). The mean of systolic pressure in squeezed group before intervention 152.51 mmHg and after intervention 152.14 mmHg (decrease 0.37 mmHg). The juiced Sechium edule was most effective to decrease blood pressure in elderly with hypertension. The nurse can promote to the elderly in the coastal area to make juiced Sechium edule as a non-pharmacological intervention for patient with Hypertension.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012005
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2020
Event1st International Conference Earth Science and Energy, ICESE 2019 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 7 Nov 20198 Nov 2019


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