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problem. High blood pressure in children and adolescent is a
major risk for cardiovascular disease in adulthood which can
cause high morbidity and mortality. Listening to the classical
music can be used as an alternative in reducing high blood
Objective To investigate the effect of classical music in reducing
blood pressure in children with high normal blood pressure and
Methods Eighty eight students of Sidorame Senior High School
Medan with blood pressure 2: 120/80 mmHg or blood pressure
2: 90 percentile Task Force were included in this study. The
Vivaldi's Four Seasons was played for 30 minutes using Sony stereo
cassette recorder and earphone. The students' blood pressure were
measured after listening to the music.
Results The reduction of students' blood pressure in the classical
music group was greater than control group (L'ISBP, L'IDBP
9.4lmmHg, 6.05mmHg versus 4.37mmHg, 2.23mmHg) and
showed statistically difference.
Conclusion Listening to the classical music can reduce blood
pressure in children with high blood pressure.
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