Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders are a persistent and a pervasive health problem which impose an enormous burden on the society. Lower respiratory tract disorders are a substantial public health problem and a leading cause of illness and death in people of all ages. The burden of Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders is highest in areas of low socio-demographic status, population that depends on solid fuels for cooking and heating, and in malnourished and immune impaired population. Hence, this study was proposed to assess the respiratory outcome using various clinical parameters and to correlate with the selected demographic variables.
Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the respiratory outcome of patients with Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders and to associate the respiratory outcome with their selected demographic variables.
Methodology: A Non experimental descriptive study design was adopted for the study. The population of the study was patients with lower respiratory tract disorders. 80 samples were selected by Simple Random sampling technique. Respiratory outcome of the patients with lower respiratory tract disorders was assessed using Respiratory Rate, Oxygen Saturation, Borg’s Dyspnea Score and Peak Expiratory Flow Rate.
Results: The assessment of respiratory outcome of patients with Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders using various clinical parameters based on the pre-defined Criteria reveals that Out of 80 subjects, 16(20%) had Positive Outcome and 64(80%) had negative outcome. There is Significant Association between the Respiratory Outcome and the Age at P-Value of 0.0178 and Chi Square Value of 4.116. There is also Association between the Respiratory Outcome and the duration of respiratory illness at P-Value of 0.019 and Chi Square Value of 0.372.
Conclusion: The study finding concludes that the assessment of the respiratory outcome is very important in caring patients with lower respiratory tract disorders which helps in identifying the prognosis of the disease condition.