TITLE

INVESTIGATION OF EFFECTIVNESS OF CONTROLED DIPHRAGMATIC BREATHING ON PULMONARY FUNCTION & SIX MINUTE WALK DISTANCE IN STABLE COPD PATIENTS

AUTHOR(S)
Sudeep Kale; M. Vijaya kumar
PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
Romanian Journal of Physical Therapy / Revista Romana de Kinetot;Jun2013, Vol. 19 Issue 31, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Introduction: Pulmonary hyperinflation is critical factor in COPD patients which puts diaphragm at mechanical disadvantage. Shape and geometry of chest wall is altered in patients with COPD, consequently reduces opposing zone of diaphragm. Low, flat diaphragm weakens diaphragm muscle & decreases the diaphragm function. This study was designed to investigate effect of Controlled Diaphragmatic Breathing on pulmonary function & 6Minute Walk Distance in stable mild to moderate severity COPD patients. Method: Subjects were evaluated at the start of treatment & reevaluated after 3 weeks. 6 MWD & PFT pre & post treatment was done as per Standardized guidelines of ATS. The subjects received breathing retraining six days a week for 20 minutes for 3 weeks. Result: Subject showed significant improvement in 6 MWD1 (t =2.301 ,P<0.05) . No significant difference noted in the PFT parameters after 3 weeks training. Conclusion: Controlled Diaphragmatic Breathing has a variable effect on improvement in functional status in COPD patients & hence can be incorporated in pulmonary rehabilitation.
ACCESSION #
90602707

 

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