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Pengaruh Pemberian Air Kelapa Muda Terhadap Penurunan Tekanan Darah Pada Penderita Hipertensi Di Banjar Pisang Desa Taro Kabupaten Gianyar

Ni Komang Matalia Gandari, Iga Ratih Agustini
Published 2016

Abstract

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a disease characterized by increasing blood pressure above the normal limit with systolic is more than 140 mmHg and diastolic is over 90 mmHg. Unhealthy lifestyle like consuming higher salinity food, junk food, food containing cholesterol, and lack of physical activities can increase the number of hypertension case. Many things can be done to lower high blood pressure such as by applying non-pharmacological therapy, one of them is by granting young coconut water, it has some contents like sugar, vitamin C, protein, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. High content of potassium in young coconut water can lower blood pressure of the hypertension patients. This study aimed at knowing the influence of granting young coconut water for lowering blood pressure of hypertension patients. This study used pre experimental design with one group pretest and posttest design with the number of sample was 72 respondents using purposive sampling. The data was analyzed using Wilcoxon test to compare pretest and posttest result. The result of this study showed that there was a significant influence between the average of pre and post after granting young coconut water and z value was 5,729 and z table with a = 1,96 meant that z value was higher than z table therefore it could be concluded that there was an influence of granting young coconut water for lowering high blood pressure of hypertension patients in Banjar Pisang Taro village Gianyar regency.  

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