International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 11, Part B (2017)
Effectiveness of breathing exercises as therapeutic play on respiratory status among children undergoing nebulization therapy with lower respiratory tract disorders
Lower respiratory infections are leading factor for death in children in developing countries resulting in nearly about 1.9 million child deaths per year, out of which 20% are estimated to occur in India. So, Breathing exercises play a notable role in airway clearance and parenchyma expansion by enhancing the efficiency of respiratory muscles and reduce the respiratory efforts and improve the lung function.
Methods: A Quasi-Experimental (non-equivalent control group pre-test post-test) design was used to collect data from children with lower respiratory tract disorders. A total of 60 children (30 in experimental group and 30 in comparison group) were selected for the study by using purposive sampling techniques. The Modified Clinical Respiratory Score was used to assess the respiratory status among children. Reliability of Modified Clinical Respiratory Score i.e 0.86 was calculated by Inter-rater reliability to confirm the equivalence.
Results: The results showed that the mean respiratory status in experimental group improved significantly from pre-intervention (8.33 ±2.84) to post-intervention 3rd (3.30 ±1.26) as compared to comparison group in which mean respiratory status in pre-intervention (8.23±2.45) and post-intervention 3rd (5.46± 1.40). The computed ‘t’ value in post-intervention 1st (t=1.17, p=0.24), in post-intervention 2nd (t=2.47, p= 0.01*) and in post-intervention 3rd (t=6.27, p= 0.001*), which was found to be significant in post-intervention 2nd and post-intervention 3rd at 0.05 level of significance.
Conclusion: Respiratory status of children improved significantly in experimental group where breathing exercises as therapeutic play was administered along with Nebulization therapy as compared to comparison group.
How to cite this article:
Shally, Yogesh Kumar, Parvinder Kaur. Effectiveness of breathing exercises as therapeutic play on respiratory status among children undergoing nebulization therapy with lower respiratory tract disorders. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(11):101-107.