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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019
Effect of Pranayama on Level of Dyspnoea among Patients with Chronic Obstructive Diseases
Reshma K Sudhakar | Vinil Upendhra Babu | Padmakumar Sukumaran Nair
Abstract: The study was conducted with an objective of assessing the level of dyspnoea among patients with COPD. Quasi Experimental Non-Randomised Control group design was adopted for the study. A sample of total 60 were included; 30 experiemental, 30 controls were collected using purposive sampling from Inpatient and Outpatient areas of Chest and T. B Department in Kannur Medical College, Hospital, Kannur. Intervention, Nadi Suddhi Pranayama was practiced twice daily for half an hour upto one month continuously. Post test were conducted after one month period and which revealed that post test dyspnoea score was lower than the pretest score by using Medical Research Council Dyspnoea scale (MRC Scale). The study results showed that calculated t value 13.43 is greater than table value (t29=2.045) at 0.05 level of significance. Therefore study concluded that Pranayama exercise reduces the level of dyspnoea among COPD patients.
Keywords: Effectiveness, pranayama, COPD, level of dyspnoea
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019,
Pages: 1392 - 1396