Evaluation of Incentive Spirometer as a Tool 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:
Online published on 2 May, 2015.
To evaluate the role of incentive spirometer as tool for providing chest physiotherapy.
Material and method
There were 53 patients of 18 to 60 years of age, who underwent major abdominal surgery taken as sample in NSCB Medical college Hospital, Jabalpur (M.P.). Data was collected in a predrawn proforma and analyzed. Appropriate statistical analysis was done.
Findings and interpretation
On analysis it was recorded that in control group chest complications was 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
Incentive spirometry (I.S.), Control group.