HUBUNGAN TINGKAT STRESS TERHADAP TEKANAN DARAH PADA USIA MADYA DI DESA KATIKAN KABUPATEN NGAWI
Blood pressure is a very important factor in the circulatory system. An increase or decrease in blood pressure will affect homeostasis in the body. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between stress levels and blood pressure in middle age in Katikan Village, Ngawi Regency. The research design is correlational descriptive with a cross sectional approach. The population of this study was all middle age male and female aged 45-59 years in Katikan Village, Ngawi Regency with a total sample of 51 people taken using the Accidental Sampling technique. The data collection tool for the variable stress level is the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS21) and blood pressure is measured by the Manual Spigmomanometer. Data analysis uses Frequency Distribution for the respondent's stress level, Descriptive Statistics to describe the respondent's blood pressure and the Kendall's Tau_b test to determine the correlation value between stress level and blood pressure. The results showed that the stress level in middle age was mostly moderate (82.4%) and systolic blood pressure in middle age with a mean of 127 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure with a mean of 83 mmHg. There is a significant relationship between stress levels and blood pressure at middle age in Katikan Village, Ngawi Regency, the correlation value of Kendall's Tau_b is 0.419 and Sig. (2-tailed) of 0.001 (<0.05).
Keywords: Stress Level, Blood Pressure, Middle Age.