International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 10, Part F (2018)
Effectiveness of buteyko breathing exercise (BBE) on respiratory outcome among children with bronchial asthma admitted in paediatric unit of mgmcri, Puducherry
Chronic respiratory disease especially childhood Bronchial asthma rate in India is increasing significantly compared with rates in other countries. According to report by American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), In world- wide, asthma accounts for nearly 500,000 hospitalizations per year and it is third ranking cause of hospitalization among children under 15 years old. Respiratory rehabilitation is an effective method in improving the respiratory functions and reducing the episodes of asthma attacks. Buteyko Breathing Exercise (BBE) was brought into practice in Russia by Dr. Konstantin Buteyko and is based on the belief that asthma is caused by hyperventilation and hypocapnea. Buteyko exercise (BBE) is a breathing exercise that describes a series of breathing retraining as a management for Bronchial asthma as well as other respiratory conditions. Buteyko Breathing Exercise (BBE) is a set of shallow breathing exercises that helps to control symptoms of asthma. The Buteyko Breathing Exercise (BBE) helps to reduce hyper-inflation through nasal breathing known as “slow breathing” or reduced breathing and helps in reducing the symptoms of Bronchial asthma.
Aim: This study was aimed to assess the the effectiveness of Buteyko Breathing Exercise (BBE) on respiratory outcome among children with Bronchial asthma admitted in Paediatric Unit of MGMCRI, Puducherry.
Methodology: Quasi experimental non-equivalent control group pre-test post-test design and 70 children with Bronchial asthma were selected using purposive sampling technique was adopted for this study.
Results: The study results show that Buteyko Breathing Exercise (BBE) was effective in reduction of Bronchial asthma symptoms assessed by Modified Becker’s Score and in improving oxygen saturation, Peak Expiratory Flow Rate, Breath Holding Time (BHT). The obtained test value was significant at p<0.001 level. This study reveals that Buteyko Breathing Exercise (BBE) showed a significant improvement in respiratory outcome and promoting a better quality of life among children with Bronchial asthma.
How to cite this article:
Priyalatha G, Geetha C, Dr. Renuka K. Effectiveness of buteyko breathing exercise (BBE) on respiratory outcome among children with bronchial asthma admitted in paediatric unit of mgmcri, Puducherry. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(10):413-418.