Aims: The aim of present investigation was to study the effect of stress on blood pressure in diabetic patients.
Materials and Methods: This study included randomly selected diabetes patients and healthy controls, aged 40-50, who could read and write English. Participants completed a two-part questionnaire, including sociodemographic data and the 30-item Perceived Stress Scale. Blood pressure was measured, and descriptive statistics and ANOVA were used for analysis. SPSS version 21 was employed, with a significance level of 0.05. The results were presented accordingly.
Results: The study analyzed systolic and diastolic blood pressure among diabetic patients with varying levels of stress. Higher stress levels were associated with lower systolic blood pressure, while diastolic blood pressure increased with higher stress levels. The mean difference in stress levels between high and medium, high and low, and medium and low groups was significant.
Conclusions: Diabetes is a common disease in India, affecting individuals over 40 years old. Stress levels can impact blood pressure in diabetic patients. Early detection through simple tests and public awareness are crucial. Lifestyle modifications should be implemented to prevent diabetes progression. Managing stress is important for blood pressure control in diabetic patients. Healthcare professionals should address stress as a risk factor and develop interventions. Further research is needed to explore long-term effects of stress and efficacy of stress management interventions for blood pressure control in diabetes.