EMDR: The Effect of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Intervention in Hypertension Patient.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing intervention may improve anxiety, depression, systolic blood pressure and heart rate variability in patients with hypertension.
|Condition or Disease
Arms and Interventions
|Experimental: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing intervention
The goal of EMDR is to help manage physical and mental unpleasant experiences due to hypertension. The intervention group received EMDR therapy included eight phases, each lasting 60-90 minutes, and the intervention consisted of four weekly. In this study, a Nurse practitioner trained in EMDR performs an intervention in an outpatient clinic's quiet, empty room.
Behavioral: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Effects of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing on Anxiety, Depression, Quality of Life, Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Variability in Patients with Hypertension.
|No Intervention: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing control
The control group received routine care and treatment as usual. They did not receive EMDR intervention or counseling.
Primary Outcome Measures
- Anxiety [Six month]
- depression symptoms [Six month]
Secondary Outcome Measures
- Blood pressure [Six month]
age of 20-80 years,
diagnosed with primary hypertension as in SBP ≥130 mmHg or DBP ≥80 mmHg,
and able to read and understand Chinese or Taiwanese and willing to participate in this study,
. Secondary hypertension
. Hypertension Crisis.
Contacts and Locations
Sponsors and Collaborators
- Miao-Yi Chen
Study Documents (Full-Text)None provided.