Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2015

ISSN Print :  0975-4407

ISSN Online :  2321-5836


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An Assessment of Balloon Spirometer as an Aid in Chest Physiotherapy

Address:   Dr. S.K. Dwivedi1*, Kiran Patel2, Somashekar Uday3 and Adile S.L.4
1Assistant Professor and H.O.D. Physiology, Govt. Medical College, Jagdalpur
2Associate Professor, Physiology, NSCB Medical College, Jabalpur
3Associate Professor, Surgery, NSCB Medical College, Jabalpur
4Dean, Govt. Medical College, Jagdalpur (Bastar)
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2321-5836.2015.00006.3

Objective: To assess the role of balloon spirometer as an aid for providing chest physiotherapy. Material and method: Data was collected from sixty cases of 18 to 60 years of age of both sexes, who underwent major abdominal surgery in a predrawn and pretested proforma. Findings and interpretation: On analysis it was recorded that in control group chest complications were in 60 % of cases in comparison to only in 13 % of cases in incentive spirometry group. At probability of 0.05 these complication rate was highly significant (p = 0.0001). Thus incentive chest physiotherapy proved beneficial in comparison to no physiotherapy. Recommendation: Authors recommend that in developing countries like India routine prophylactic Balloon type of chest physiotherapy can be used as an aid in preventing post pulmonary complications.
Balloon Spirometry (B.S.), Chest Physiotherapy.
SK Dwivedi, Kiran Patel, Somashekar Uday, Adile SL. An Assessment of Balloon Spirometer as an Aid in Chest Physiotherapy. Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics. 2015; 7(1): 27-28.
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