2017, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part E
Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Quality of Life on Mild Hypertensive PatientsAuthor(s):
Usha Sujit Nair and Rajeev Kumar RAbstract:
The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of aerobic exercise on quality of life on mild hypertensive patients. 60 male mild hypertensive (stage 1 hypertension) patients (Systolic blood pressure 140-159 mmHg and/or Diastolic blood pressure 90-99 mmHg) from Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, Kerala were selected as subjects for the study. The age of the subjects ranged from 55-65 years (Mean age 58.28±3.8 years). The subjects were randomly divided into two groups of Experimental group and Control group consisting of 30 subjects each. The experimental group underwent aerobic exercise programme (Brisk walking at target heart rate zone, low impact aerobic exercise and recreational games) 5 days a week for a period of six months, each session was of 60 minutes duration. For both the experimental and control group data were collected on all the selected variables prior to the training programme (pretest), and after 2 months (mid test1), 4 months (mid test 2), and 6 months of the training programme (posttest). ANCOVA revealed significant improvement in overall quality of life in mild hypertensive patients following aerobic exercise. In the experimental group, Stage 3 reported higher adjusted mean (68.55) score followed by stage 2 (68.175) and Stage 1 (64.45). But in the control group there did not exist significant stage-wise differences in the overall quality of life scores (P>0.05).Pages: 301-307 | 429 Views 39 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Usha Sujit Nair, Rajeev Kumar R. Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Quality of Life on Mild Hypertensive Patients. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(1):301-307.