Effectiveness of Balloon-blowing Exercises and Incentive Spirometry in Chest Intubated Patients
Objective: The present study was done to compare the impact of
balloon-blowing exercises (BBE) with incentive spirometry in chest
intubated patients of the older age group and to compare their efficacy
in improving chest expansion as well as peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR).
Methodology: A sample size of 30 patients was calculated. 15 participants
were allotted to Group A and 15 to Group B with the simple random
sampling technique. Data were obtained at the beginning of the session
and at the end of the 4th week post-exercise session using an inch
tape and a peak flow meter. Group A carried out regular respiratory
physiotherapy and incentive spirometry whereas, Group B carried out
regular respiratory physiotherapy and BBE in chest intubated patients.
Results: The results showed that the post-test statistical values in the
experimental group were greater than those in the control group,
implying that routine physiotherapy treatment along with BBE has a
significant difference in the positive effect on outcome measures in
the study population.
Conclusion: Based on the analysis of the results obtained, the present
study concluded that balloon-blowing exercises and regular chest
physiotherapy treatment were more effective in improving chest
expansion and PEFR as compared to incentive spirometry and respiratory
physiotherapy to overcome postoperative pulmonary complications
in chest intubated patients of the older age group.
How to cite this article:
Darekar S, Poonam P. Effectiveness of Balloonblowing
Exercises and Incentive Spirometry in
Chest Intubated Patients.Chettinad Health City
Med J. 2023;12(3):45-49.
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