Korean J Adult Nurs.  2014 Jun;26(3):341-351. 10.7475/kjan.2014.26.3.341.

Effects of Tailored Water Drinking on the Orthostatic Hypotension in the Elderly

Affiliations
  • 1College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Suseong College, Daegu, Korea. kkkeh35@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of the study was to examine preventive effects of tailored water drinking on orthostatic hypotension and heart rate variability in the elderly.
METHODS
A non-equivalent control group pre and post time-series design was adapted. Among a total of 64 elderly people admitted to two nursing homes, 35 elderly were assigned to the experimental group and 29 were assigned to the control group. As for the elderly people in the experimental group, tailed water drink was provided according to the scheduled time for six weeks. Blood pressure and heart rate were measured twice before the intervention in both groups. The data were analyzed with SPSS program using t-test, chi2-test, and repeated measure of ANOVA.
RESULTS
There were significant differences in blood pressure and heart rate variability between the two groups.
CONCLUSION
Tailored water drinking had preventive effects on decreasing blood pressure fall as well as prevalence of orthostatic hypotension in the elderly people.


MeSH Terms

Aged*
Blood Pressure
Drinking*
Heart Rate
Humans
Hypotension, Orthostatic*
Nursing Homes
Prevalence
Water*
Water
Full Text Links
  • KJAN
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
    DB Error: unknown error