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Pregnancy-induced hypertension is a high-risk affecting almost all the vessels, particularly those of uterus, kidney, placental bed and brain result in the symptoms called Vascular Symptoms. Thus, it, directly and indirectly, have an effect on the physical and psychological QOL of pregnant women. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of Vascular Symptom Management Package (VSMP) on the Quality of Life (QOL) of pregnant women with PIH. A quantitative approach with the true experimental design was adopted. One hundred twenty women with PIH were selected for study by using a purposive sampling technique. Subjects were randomly assigned to an experimental and control group by using Sequentially Numbered, Opaque Sealed Envelops (SNOSE) (60 in Experimental group & 60 in Control group). The data analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.  Paired 't' test used to compare the pre-test and post-test QOL scores within the group. The inferential statistics results revealed that the post-test QOL score is decreased in the control group and increased in the experimental group significantly. Independent sample ‘t’ test used to compare the pre and post-test QOL scores between experimental and control groups. The mean post-QOL score of the experimental group was higher than that of the mean post QOL score of the control group. This shows a significant increase in the QOL score in the experimental group. Hence it can be interpreted that VSMP is effective in improving the QOL. PIH is a life-threatening condition. The findings of this study show the effectiveness of VSMP improves the QOL. So VSMP is a nurse-led intervention that can be implemented to effectively reduce the vascular symptoms and improve the QOL of pregnant women with PIH.

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Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH) Quality Of Life (QOL) Vascular symptom Management Package (VSMP)

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Gomathi B, Anuchitra R, & Ruchira Nautiyal. (2020). Effectiveness of Vascular Symptom Management Package (VSMP) on Quality of Life (QOL) among Pregnant women with PIH in Hilly areas of Uttarakhand. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(2), 1288-1293. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11i2.1983