SHORT TERM EFFECT OF PURSED LIP BREATHING TECHNIQUE IN STABLE PATIENTS OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASES (COPD)
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 1342-1347
AbstractIntroduction- Pursed lip breathing (PBL) is spontaneously adopted by COPD
patients to relieve dyspnea. A systematic review done by S. E. Roberts et al concluded that
studies should be done to find the short-term benefits of PBL that helps in clinical
improvement in patient’s status. So with this background the study was undertaken to find
the effect of PLB in stable COPD patients for shorter time on saturation levels, dyspnea
and PEFR Readings.
Methodology- IEC approval from institute and written informed consent was signed by the
subjects. This is an Experimental study and included 56 stable COPD patients were
included in the study with inclusive criteria of Diagnosed case of Stable COPD Patients on
regular medication and visiting respiratory OPD and IPD of tertiary care center.
1343 criteria was Patients of acute exacerbation smokers Patients on O2 therapy Patients not willing to participate. Baseline parameters were recorded and then PLB was taught and performed for 6 days then on 6th day post intervention reading were taken and parameters were compared to baseline. Results- Short term effect of purse dyspnea and PEFR in stable COPD patients. Conclusion- Short term effect pursed lip breathing improves saturation dyspnea and PEFR in stable COPD patients. Keywords-
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