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Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics
Year : 2015, Volume : 7, Issue : 1
First page : ( 27) Last page : ( 28)
Print ISSN : 0975-4407. Online ISSN : 2321-5836.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5836.2015.00006.3

An Assessment of Balloon Spirometer as an Aid in Chest Physiotherapy

Dr. Dwivedi S.K.1,*, Patel Kiran2, Uday Somashekar3, Adile S.L.4

1Assistant Professor and H.O.D. Physiology, Govt. Medical College, Jagdalpur

2Associate Professor, Physiology, NSCB Medical College, Jabalpur

3Associate Professor, Surgery, NSCB Medical College, Jabalpur

4Dean, Govt. Medical College, Jagdalpur (Bastar)

*Corresponding Author E-mail: drskd05@rediffmail.com

Online published on 2 May, 2015.

Abstract

Objective

To assess the role of balloon spirometer as an aid for providing chest physiotherapy.

Material and method

Data was collected from sixty cases of 18 to 60 years of age of both sexes, who underwent major abdominal surgery in a predrawn and pretested proforma.

Findings and interpretation

On analysis it was recorded that in control group chest complications were in 60% of cases in comparison to only in 13% of cases in incentive spirometry group. At probability of 0.05 these complication rate was highly significant (p = 0.0001). Thus incentive chest physiotherapy proved beneficial in comparison to no physiotherapy.

Recommendation

Authors recommend that in developing countries like India routine prophylactic Balloon type of chest physiotherapy can be used as an aid in preventing post pulmonary complications.

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Keywords

Balloon Spirometry (B.S.), Chest Physiotherapy.

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