Association between Holistic Nursing Intervention Combined with Self-Administered Reiki and Changes in Mean Arterial Blood Pressure among Pregnant Women Diagnosed with Mild Hypertensive Disorder


  • Preeya Keawpimon Faculty of Nursing, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus 94000, Thailand
  • Wilaiporn Samankasikorn Faculty of Nursing, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai Campus 90110, Thailand



Background: Hypertensive disorder leads to maternal dead and mortality in Thailand. Objective: This quasi-experimental study aimed to test the effect of a holistic nursing program applying Reiki to the mean arterial pressure (MAP) of pregnant women. Methods: Purposive sampling method was used to recruit pregnant women diagnosed with hypertensive disorders. A total of thirty-four pregnant women were assigned to either the control or intervention groups. Blood pressure was measured as the baseline prior beginning of the program, then after completion of eight-week program intervention. Descriptive statistics were used to demonstrate the characteristics of demographic data and the MAP in each group. Wilcoxon test was used to examine the MAP pre- and post-intervention in each group. Mann-Whitney U test was used to compare the significant difference in the MAP between groups. Results: From this study it was seen that there was a significant difference in MAP between pre- and post-intervention in the intervention group (p< 0.020), while there was no difference in the control group. After the eight-week program, there was no statistically significant difference in the MAP between two groups. Conclusion: The program can potentially be an alternative therapy to calm the sympathetic nervous system resulting in better blood pressure control of pregnant women with the hypertensive disorder.


Holistic Nursing Program, Reiki, Pregnant Women, Hypertensive Disorder


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Keawpimon, P. ., & Samankasikorn, W. . (2022). Association between Holistic Nursing Intervention Combined with Self-Administered Reiki and Changes in Mean Arterial Blood Pressure among Pregnant Women Diagnosed with Mild Hypertensive Disorder. The Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN), 14(1), 66-73.