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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201647
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Bood Pressure Response to Isometric Hand Exercise
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) For some patients it is not possible to engage in aerobic exercise although it is desirable to participate in a regular exercise program. They may be limited by co-morbid conditions, such as stroke, COPD or neuromuscular disease. The research question was raised: Does the isometric exercise provided by simple hand exercise using a variety of hand exercisers have an effect on blood pressure? A multidisciplinary research team comprised of Nursing faculty, nursing students and faculty from Physical Education addressed this question in a study where participants used a variety of hand exercise devices for a ten minute period, a minimum of three days a week for six weeks. The particpant's blood pressure was recorded every two weeks and at the end of the study. Findings indicate that even this mild form of regular exercise resulted in a reduction in blood pressure. No demographic variable such as age, gender or BMI was significant. This preliminary study indicates that even mild to moderate isometric hand exercise, a technique available to almost any conscious patient, can improve blood presssure.
Keywords:
isometric exercise; blood pressure
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBood Pressure Response to Isometric Hand Exerciseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201647-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) For some patients it is not possible to engage in aerobic exercise although it is desirable to participate in a regular exercise program. They may be limited by co-morbid conditions, such as stroke, COPD or neuromuscular disease. The research question was raised: Does the isometric exercise provided by simple hand exercise using a variety of hand exercisers have an effect on blood pressure? A multidisciplinary research team comprised of Nursing faculty, nursing students and faculty from Physical Education addressed this question in a study where participants used a variety of hand exercise devices for a ten minute period, a minimum of three days a week for six weeks. The particpant's blood pressure was recorded every two weeks and at the end of the study. Findings indicate that even this mild form of regular exercise resulted in a reduction in blood pressure. No demographic variable such as age, gender or BMI was significant. This preliminary study indicates that even mild to moderate isometric hand exercise, a technique available to almost any conscious patient, can improve blood presssure.en_GB
dc.subjectisometric exerciseen_GB
dc.subjectblood pressureen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:45:05Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:45:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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