Correlation Between Habits Of Physical Activity With Blood Pressure Of Hypertensive Patients

  • Murtaqib Faculty of Nursing, University of Jember
  • Kushariyadi Faculty of Nursing, University of Jember
  • Silvira Yoniar Kristy Faculty of Nursing, University of Jember
Keywords: Hypertension, Habits of physical activity, Blood pressure


Hypertension is an asymptomatic disorder, and condition which blood pressure is increase in diastolic pressure ≥90 mmHg and systolic pressure ≥140 mmHg. Factors of hypertension are obesity (overweight), low physical activity, lifestyle (consumption alcohol and smoking). Design the research wasused descriptive analytic type with correlation study and cross sectional method. The sample was 84 respondents from hypertensive patients recruited by using consecutive sampling technique.  Data were collected from respondents by employing Baecke Questionnare and observation sheet for degree of hypertension. This research used spearman correlation and results revealed that there was correlation between habits of physical activity and blood pressure hypertensive patients (p value 0,008) and (r value 0,287) and the strength of the correlation in the two variables is statistically weak with the direction of the positive correlation. People with low physical activity were tended has higher blood pressure than people with active physical activity. The result showed gender and age could influence habitsof physical activity and smoking history and hypertension history in the family affect blood pressure. One solution to overcome these problems is exercising routinely like doing aerobics or walking in the morning.