EFEKTIFITAS HIDROTERAPI ANTARA RENDAM KAKI AIR HANGAT DENGAN RENDAM KAKI AIR HANGAT DICAMPUR GARAM INGGRIS TERHADAP PENURUNAN TEKANAN DARAH PADA PENDERITA HIPERTENSI DI WILAYAH KERJA PUSKESMAS SRONDOL KOTA SEMARANG
[SOAK FEET IN WRM WATER WITH OR WITHOUT EPSOM SALT FOR HYPERTENSION]Heart and blood vessels disease caused 17,7 million people died. World Health Organization called it health global crisis. One of method to manage hypertension in non-pharmacologically is by soak feet in warm water hydrotherapy or with soak feet in warm water mixed with epsom salt hydrotherapy. This study intends to determine the effectiveness of soak warm feet in water with epsom salt hydrotherapy to lowering blood pressure for elderly hypertension patients. The research method used Quasy Experiment with two group pre-post test design. The samples in this study were 40 people divided into 2 intervention groups. Sampling technique using purposive sampling. Data analysis using Independent t test and got p value sistol blood pressure 0,000 ? = 5% (0,05) and p value of diastol 0.001 ?= 5% (0,05) so p < ? showed that there was a significant difference between soak feet in warm water hydrotheraphy and soak feet in warm water mixed with epsom salt hydrotheraphy.The different sistol mean of soak feet in warm water mixed with epsom salt hydrotheraphy is 19,40 mmHg, diastol 4.20 mmHg, it is higher than the mean difference sistol mean of soak feet in warm water hydrotheraphy 7,55 mmHg, diastol 4.20 mmHg. It can be concluded that soak feet in warm water mixed with epsom salt hydrotheraphy is more effective to lowering blood pressure for elderly hypertension patients.