The Effectiveness of Instrumental Music Therapy and Self-Hypnosis on Decreasing Blood Pressure Level among Hypertension Patients

  • Edi Purnomo Poltekkes Kemenkes Mamuju
  • Akbar Nur
  • Rachmawati Rahim
  • Zulhaini Sartika A. Pulungan
Keywords: Instrumental music; self-hypnosis; hypertension

Abstract

Heart and blood vessel disease, including hypertension, are the highest cause of death in the world. Instrumental music and self-hypnosis are choices to achieve a relaxed state and cause stable blood pressure. The study aimed to determine the effectiveness of instrumental music and self-hypnosis therapy to decrease the blood pressure of hypertensive patients. This study employed a quasi experimental design, pre-test and post-test with non-equivalent control group Forty-six patients were recruited and allocated in the experimental group and the control group.  The experimental group received the standard pharmacological therapy and combination instrumental music and self-hypnosis therapy. While the control group received the standard pharmacological therapy. Data were analyzed using a paired t-test and independent sample t-test. The results showed significant decrease in systolic blood pressure after instrumental music and self-hypnosis therapy (p = 0.001) and a significant decrease in diastolic blood pressure after the administration instrumental music and self-hypnosis therapy (p = 0.005). Researchers recommend the use of instrumental music and self-hypnosis therapy to reduce the blood pressure of hypertensive patients

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Published
2020-04-20