International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education
2019, Vol. 4, Issue 2
Assessment of sympathetic reactivity by isometric handgrip test among young adult students with parental history of hypertension: A cross sectional study
Author(s): TG Sunita
The modern world with rapid urbanization and globalization has changed the face of world economy that has imposed an excessive stress on working population in the form of altered work pattern have forced us to adapt to sedentary lifestyle. One of the lifestyle related disease is hypertension which is a leading cause of death due to CVD and neurocognitive complications. Further familial history of genetic susceptibility makes them more vulnerable to acquire the disease. The present study was carried out to assess the sympathetic reactivity by isometric handgrip test among young adults with parental history of hypertension. The present cross sectional study was undertaken among students of first year MBBS between age group of 18-24 years during January 2017 to December 2017. 200 students were screened with parental history of hypertension. Sixty students were found to be having parental history of hypertension which was taken as study group and another 60 students without parental history of hypertension were included in control group using simple random sampling technique. Hence a total of 120 students were recruited in the study. All the tests were carried out on the subjects using standardized instruments & methodologies. The results were analyzed using student t-test and p value < 0.05 was taken as statistically significant. The sympathetic reactivity was higher among the children with parental history of hypertension as compared to those students with parental history of normatension. The present study stands relevant as there is very rare availability of information indicative of changes in cognition and anxiety levels in normotensive subjects who are at risk of developing hypertension. The periodic evaluation for early risk detection & lifestyle modification measures shall be of significant value in reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with the disease.
Pages: 216-219 | 267 Views 3 Downloads
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TG Sunita. Assessment of sympathetic reactivity by isometric handgrip test among young adult students with parental history of hypertension: A cross sectional study. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(2):216-219.