Acomparative study on the effect of cross legged sitting with flat feet sitting position on blood pressure reading among normotensive young adults in selected college, Guwahati, Assam


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Author Details : Sujata Kumari*, M Jayalakshmi

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 60-69

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijpns.2021.012



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Background: Blood pressure(BP) measurement is a basic clinical procedure and perhaps the most frequently performed clinical procedure in any health care setting, it strongly depends both on the number of measurements and the body position during the procedure. Many important therapeutic decisions rely on the accuracy of assessment ,Unfortunately , blood pressure measurement is one of the most inaccurately performed procedure done by healthcare provider. Inspire of studies having shown that many errors are made while recording BP, crucial decisions about treatment are made based on these inaccurate measurements. Efforts have continuously been made to standardize the procedure, but remain difficult to reach a consensus among different official guidelines for BP measurement
Statement of Problem: A comparative study on the effect of cross legged sitting with flat feet sitting position on blood pressure reading among normotensive young adults in selected college, Guwahati, Assam.
Setting: Army Institute of Nursing ,C/O- 151 Base Hospital, Basistha, Guwahati, Assam.
Design: Descriptive comparative design.
Materials and Methods: A descriptive comparative design was adopted for the study ,sixty normotensive young adults were selected using purposive sampling technique from the selected college of Guwahati, Assam. The data was collected by a questionnaire and blood pressure measurements were documented.Automated sphygmomanometer (OMRON HEM -8712 ,SERIAL NO 20190604417VG). The measurement was taken 5 minutes elapse before the first reading and then one minute gap between next three readings in flat feet and cross legs at knee level. The data were analysed using percentage, frequency, mean, SD Statistical significance was set at p<.05.
Statistical analysis: The data were coded and organized in a master sheet and were analyzed by using the SPSS Version 24.
Total of sixty normotensive young adults were included in the BP measurements taken from flat feet sitting position and cross-legged sitting position and results indicates systolic blood pressure increases significantly (p<.05)with the cross-legged sitting position.
Conclusion: Cross legged sitting position can affect systolic blood pressure reading significantly among normotensive young adults.


Keywords: Blood Pressure, Normotensive Young Adults, Sitting Positions


How to cite : Kumari S, Jayalakshmi M, Acomparative study on the effect of cross legged sitting with flat feet sitting position on blood pressure reading among normotensive young adults in selected college, Guwahati, Assam. J Paediatr Nurs Sci 2021;4(2):60-69


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Article History

Received : 09-05-2021

Accepted : 24-05-2021

Available online : 14-07-2021


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