Introduction: Hypertension is one of the degenerative diseases that occur in almost all the elderly in the world. The high rate of hypertension may lead to mild or severe strokes even to death. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of lower extremity massage with lavender essential oil in the elderly with hypertension. Method: This study used a pre-experimental design with one group research pre-test and post-test design. The sample in this study was 13 elderly who had hypertension who were selected according to the specified inclusion and exclusion criteria. Thirteen respondents in this study were in accordance with inclusion and exclusion criteria. The variables studied were administration of lower extremity massage with lavender essential oil on elderly blood pressure. Furthermore, the data obtained were analyzed by the Shapiro Wilk normality test. Results: Elderly blood pressure were measured before lower extremity massage with lavender essential oil and reaches a value of 180/100 mmHg. After being given therapy, systolic pressure has a maximum value of 160 mmHg and for diastolic values has a maximum value of 90 mmHg. There was a significant effect of lower extremity massage with lavender essential oil on decreasing blood pressure in hypertensive elderly people (p≤0.05). Conclusion: The lower extremity massage with lavender essential oil was effective in reducing blood pressure in elderly hypertension. This therapy can be used as one of the complementary treatments in the form of lower extremity massage with lavender essential oil.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 2019|
- Hypertension in the elderly
- Lavender essential oil