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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part E (2018)

Knowledge regarding deep breathing exercises among COPD patients in NMCH, Nellore

Author(s)
R Kanaka Lakshmi, Bhanu Param Jyothi, Arumugam Indira and N Subhashini
Abstract
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Effective deep breathing exercises can alleviate the troublesome symptoms and there by improve the lung function. The present cross sectional study was conducted to assess the knowledge regarding deep breathing exercises among COPD patients.30 COPD patients were selected by using the no probability convenience sampling technique. Structured questionnaire was used to collect data from the subjects. Data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics interpreted in terms of objectives. The study findings explored that 2(6.66%) COPD Patients had adequate knowledge, 15(50%) had moderately adequate knowledge and remaining 13(26%) had inadequate knowledge regarding deep breathing exercises. The study concluded that majority COPD patients have inadequate knowledge regarding deep breathing exercises. Hence there is need to provide effective health education and video assisted teaching to the COPD patients for better prognosis.
Pages: 306-307  |  438 Views  15 Downloads
How to cite this article:
R Kanaka Lakshmi, Bhanu Param Jyothi, Arumugam Indira and N Subhashini. Knowledge regarding deep breathing exercises among COPD patients in NMCH, Nellore. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(3): 306-307.
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