RESPIRATORY MUSCLE TRAINING WITH THERABAND VERSUS INCENTIVE SPIROMETER AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH BRONCHIAL ASTHMA

  • K. REKHA Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Chennai, India
  • D. SAMUEL SUNDAR DOSS Tutor, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India
  • MOHAMMED ABUBAKKER SIDDIUE BPT Student, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Chennai, India

Abstract

Objective: To determine and compare the effects of Theraband exercises with Incentive Spirometer exercise in improving respiratory muscle strength among bronchial asthma.


Methods: In this study, 30 Individuals with Bronchial asthma were taken and assessed for FEV1/FVC, Maximum voluntary ventilation (MVV) using a computerized spirometer, dyspnea level graded using MMRC scale and diaphragm muscle strength assessed using manual muscle testing (MMT) as pre-test then the individuals were randomly allocated in two groups: Group A and Group B. Group A (n=15) received Theraband exercise and Group B (n=15) were treated with incentive spirometer for a total period of 4 w following which the outcome measures were repeated for post-test.


Results: Based on the obtained statistics, both the groups showed significant improvement within groups when comparing pre and post-test measures. On comparing the mean values of the post-test between the groups, theraband exercises showed clinically higher significant results than incentive spirometer exercises.


Conclusion: From the result, it shall been concluded that both theraband exercises and incentive spirometer exercises shows improvement in MVV, FEV1/FVC, reduced dyspnea and increased respiratory muscle strength. Hence, theraband exercises are effective compared to the incentive spirometer.

Keywords: Theraband Versus, Bronchial Asthma

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REKHA, K., D. S. S. DOSS, and M. A. SIDDIUE. “RESPIRATORY MUSCLE TRAINING WITH THERABAND VERSUS INCENTIVE SPIROMETER AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH BRONCHIAL ASTHMA”. International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 12, no. 3, May 2020, pp. 117-20, doi:10.22159/ijcpr.2020v12i3.38319.
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