List

ABSTRACT

Background and Objective: Forward staircase climbing and backward staircase climbing training, individually have found to be effective in cardiorespiratory parameters such as blood pressure, heart rate in subjects with hypertension. The purpose of this study was to find the comparative effect of forward staircase climbing versus backward staircase climbing training on cardio respiratory parameters for subjects with hypertension.

Methods: An experimental study design, 40 subjects with hypertension were randomized into 20 subjects each group; forward staircase climbing group and backward staircase climbing group. Forward staircase climbing group received forward staircase training while backward staircase climbing group received backward staircase training for 4 weeks. Outcome measures such as heart rate, blood pressure were measured before and after four weeks of training.

Results: Analysis of means within the groups found that there is statistically significant improvement in means of blood pressure and heart rate in forward stair climbing and in backward  stair climbing groups. When post-intervention means were compared between the groups there was no statistically significant difference in means of heart rate and blood pressure.

Conclusion: The present study concluded that the forward staircase climbing and backward staircase climbing training found significantly effective in improvement of cardiorespiratory parameters such as blood pressure and heart rate for subjects with hypertension. However, forward stair climbing shown to have greater percentage of improvement on cardiorespiratory parameters than backward stair climbing technique.

Key words: Hypertension, Heart rate, Blood pressure, Harvard 3 minute step test, forward staircase climbing, backward staircase climbing.

  Posts

1 3 4 5 8
December 14th, 2020

Postpartum contraceptive practice and barriers to its use among mothers from a tertiary hospital in Abuja, Nigeria

Ochala Ejura Jennifer1, Rauf Ibrahim2,Samsiah Mat3, Syed Ali Gulab Jan4 Authors 1Graduate, School of Nursing, MAHSA University, Malaysia, Senior Nursing Officer, […]

December 14th, 2020

A study to find out the prevalence and characteristics of low back ache among caregivers of adults with spinal cord injury

Gummadi Ashish Senior Physical therapist, Department of Neuo-rehabilitation, Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata, Mail id: ashishgummadi@gmail.com ABSTRACT Back ground: Back pain is common […]

September 23rd, 2020

Rehabilitation of a patient with multiple fractures caused by tractor running over half of the body: A case report

Heera vijayakumar1, Diker Dev Joshi2 Author: 2Lecturer, Padmashree Institute of Physiotherapy, Bangalore, Karnataka, India Corresponding Author:1Professor, Padmashree Institute of Physiotherapy, […]

September 23rd, 2020

Plyometric versus high intensity aerobic exercise among over weight college students

Jibi Paul1, T.Bhuvaneswari2 Author: 2B.P.T. Graduate, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Dr.MGR. Educational and Research Institute, Deemed to be University, Chennai, Tamilnadu, […]

September 22nd, 2020

Effects of balance training and strengthening exercises on individuals with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease

Purnima Singh1, Panomootil Blessy Varghese2 Author: 2 Student M.P.T Neurology, Hosmat College of Physiotherapy, RGUHS University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India Corresponding […]

September 22nd, 2020

Effect of star excursion balance training program on agility among young men cricket players

Pushparaj Vijayakumar 1*, Rajavel Varatharajan 2, Jibi Paul3 Authors:  2Faculty of Pharmacy, AIMST University, Semeling, 08100 Bedong, Kedah Darul Aman, […]

September 22nd, 2020

Practice of mothers to seek medical attention for their children with acute respiratory infection

E. Usha1, S Hepsibah Sharmil2*, R. Ruth Saranya3 Authors:  1MSc Nursing Candidate, College of Nursing, Dr. M.G.R Educational and Research […]

September 21st, 2020

A brief review in non-specific low back pain: Evaluation and physiotherapy intervention

Lucky Anggiat1* Author: 1Physiotherapy Program, Fakultas Vokasi, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Indonesia Corresponding  Author : *1Physiotherapy Program, Fakultas Vokasi, Universitas Kristen […]

June 30th, 2020

Prevalence of Text Neck Syndrome in young-adult population

Sathya  P1,  Shivani Arun Tamboli2 Author: 2BPT Intern, School of Physiotherapy, D.Y.Patil, Deemed to be University, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Corresponding […]

June 30th, 2020

Effectiveness of Gluteal muscles strengthening in patients with Plantar Fasciitis

Jomi John1, Jince Augustine2 Author: 1Jomi John, MPT Musculoskeletal and Sports-student, CPAS School of Medical Education, Gandhinagar, Kottayam, Kerala, India, […]