Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2019)
Cupping therapy and self help group toward anxiety in outpatient hipertension patient
Author(s): Anas Makruf, Rr Sri Endang Pujiastuti, Diyah Fatmasari
Abstract: Background: Hypertension is a condition where a person experiences an increase in blood pressure above normal which results in an increase in morbidity and mortality. Untreated hypertension will cause complications and health problems, such as heart failure, stroke, kidney failure and hypertension retinopathy that can cause blindness. The treatment of hypertension includes pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments. The use of non-pharmacological therapy deals with hypertension sufferers, one of them is cupping and self help group. Method: The type of research used a Quasy Experiment with a pre-test-post-test with control group design. This study arranged two groups: an intervention group that was given a cupping treatment for 30 minutes and a self help group carried out for 40 minutes, while a control group was given a treatment self help group for 40 minutes without cupping therapy. Technique Non probability sampling with a purposive sampling method is used to get 40 respondents divided into two groups with each group totaling 20 respondents. Result: Statistical Independent t tests shows p value > 0.05 so that it can be concluded that there is no difference in the effect of cupping therapy and self-help group against anxiety levels between the intervention and control groups. However, the average level of anxiety decreased better in the intervention group compared to the control group. Conclusion: The results of research after being given nursing care decreased anxiety levels which were getting better in patients who received cupping therapy for 30 minutes and self help group for 40 minutes, so that complementary therapy was effectively implemented to patients who experience anxiety disorders that cause increased blood pressure especially in hypertension patients.