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

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 7, Issue 12, Part B (2021)

A comparative study to assess the effectiveness of steam inhalation versus breathing exercise in the airway clearances among COPD patients, in railway general hospitals, Chennai

Author(s)
Sofia Macdaline
Abstract
Recurrent respiratory infection and asthma distort the bronchial tract and deprive the lung tissue of its resilience. This leads to obstruction of airway in and out of the lungs. Such condition is generally known COPD. COPD cause hypoxemia as well as severe dyspnea and distress in patient. Sometimes they feel even a sensation of death. The gravity of the problem poses persistent challenge to doctors and nurses who have to relieve such patients of their mounting respiratory distress.
The Objectives of The Study
1. To assess and compare the pre-intervention level of airway clearance in experimental group I (steam inhalation), experimental group II(breathing exercise) and control group.
2. To assess the post-intervention level of airway clearance in experimental group I (steam inhalation), experimental group II (breathing exercise) and control group.
3. To compare the post-intervention level of airway clearance between experimental group I (steam inhalation) and experimental group II (breathing exercises)
4. To compare the post-intervention level of airway clearance between experimental group I (steam inhalation) and control group.
5. To compare the post-intervention level of airway clearance between experimental group II (breathing exercises) and control group.
6. To compare the pre and post-intervention level of airway clearance among COPD Patients in experimental group I (steam inhalation), experimental group II, and control group.
7. To associate the post-intervention level of airway clearance of experimental group I(steam inhalation), experimental group II (breathing exercises) and control group with selected demographic variables.
Methodology: Research approach: Quantitative research approach.
Research Design: Quasi experimental pre and post-test design
Setting of the study: The study was conducted at railway hospital- perampur.
Sample size: The sample consist of 90 hospitalized patients fulfilling the selection criteria the inclusion and exclusion criteria) from the railway hospital. The subjects belong to the age groups of 35-65 yrs
Sampling technique: Non- Probability purposive sampling techniques
Conclusion: The present study assessed the effectiveness of breathing exercise versus steam inhalation on selected respiratory parameter on patient with COPD at selected hospital. The result of the study concluded that selected breathing exercise (purse lip and diaphragmatic breathing exercise) given COPD clients were effective in improving their respiratory parameter. Therefore the investigator felt that more important should be given to the selected breathing exercise. It should be given as non-pharmacological measures to enhance reduction of frequent exacerbation.
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How to cite this article:
Sofia Macdaline. A comparative study to assess the effectiveness of steam inhalation versus breathing exercise in the airway clearances among COPD patients, in railway general hospitals, Chennai. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(12):85-91.
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