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ABSTRACT

The difference in effectiveness of giving aromacare bergamot ( Citrus bergamia ) by


inhalation method and soaking feet method to comfort and blood pressure descent for
hypertension elderly at UPT Pelayanan Social TresnaWerdha Pasuruan

Quasi-Eksperimental Di UPT PelayananSosialTresnaWerdhaPasuruan

By : DwiFerafurisca Desi

Email : Ferafurisca24@gmail.com

Introduction:The common degenerative illness which is suffered by elderly is hypertension


(Nugroho,2012). The one of Non-pharmacological therapy that can be given to hypertension
patients is a relaxation method, for example aromacare bergamot with inhalation method and
soaking the feet method. The purpose of my study is to knowing the difference The
difference in effectiveness of giving aromacare bergamot ( Citrus bergamia ) by inhalation
method and soaking feet method to comfort and blood pressure descent. Methods: This
study used Quasi Experiment method with 3 groups pretest post test design with purposive
sampling technique. Respondents who involved in the study were 75 people. the independent
variabels were aromacare bergamot with inhalation method and soaking the feet method. The
dependent variable comfort and blood pressure. The instrument is General Comfort
Questionnaire and SPO aromacare inhalation method and soaking the feet method. Data
analyzed to investigate comfort used Wilcoxan signed ranks test dan Kruskal Wallis, while to
investigate blood pressure decent used sample T test and Anova test Results:The results of
the study showed the difference of comfort level and sistolic blood pressure in the 3
intervention groups, but diastolic blood pressure of the 3 groups were not different
significantly. Discussions: Aromacare bergamot with inhalation method gave good effect for
elderly people to increasing comfort and decreasing blood pressure. For hypertension patients
were given education about the way to decreasing blood pressure use Aromacare bergamot
with inhalation method.

Key words:Hypertention, Blood pessure, Comfort, Aromacare bergamot (Citrus bergamia)


with inhalation method, Aromacare bergamot (Citrus bergamia) with soaking method