International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part F (2017)
Effects of active cycle of breathing technique and autogenic drainage in patient with abdominal surgery
Surgery has become an important part of global health care, estimated to about 234 million patients operated yearly. Surgery and general anesthesia directly affects the respiratory system. Surgeries alter postoperative pulmonary function causes impairment of lungs volume such as total lung capacity, vital capacity and tidal volume and can develop post pulmonary complications. Hence, the purpose of the study is to compare the effect of Active cycle of breathing technique (ACBT) and Autogenic drainage (AD) in abdominal surgery patients to prevent those complications.
Methods: Thirty participants who underwent abdominal surgeries with age 25-65 years were included in the study and divided into two groups. Group A was given ACBT and Group B was given AD for one week of intervention. Total seven sessions was given in a week and pre and post readings were taken by using inch tape at 3 levels (axillary level, 4th intercostal space, xyphoid process)inspiratory capacity was taken with help of incentive spirometer, peak expiratory flow rate with peak flow meter.
Results: It showed significant difference when post values of group A and group B were compared with outcome measures like inspiratory capacity with incentive spirometer, peak expiratory flow rate with peak flow meter, and chest expansion using inch tape.
Conclusion: The present study concluded that Active cycle of breathing control is more effective than Autogenic drainage for improving chest expansion, peak expiratory flow rate and inspiratory capacity in abdominal surgery patients.
How to cite this article:
Sejal S Shingavi, Atharuddin Kazi, Sambhaji Gunjal, Maria Lamuvel. Effects of active cycle of breathing technique and autogenic drainage in patient with abdominal surgery. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(2):373-376.