International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023 | Rating: 5 / 10

Effectiveness of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme on Exercise Tolerance among Survivors of COVID-19

Anu Anto [2] | Laly Paul | Anisha P S

Abstract: The present study investigated the effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation programme on exercise tolerance among survivors of COVID-19 attending tertiary care hospital, Kottayam. A quantitative approach with quasi experimental pre test post test control group design was used for the study. The study was theoretically supported by Betty Neuman's system model. A total of 60 patients, each 30 in control and experimental group, were selected for the study using non probability purposive sampling technique. Survivors of COVID-19 were screened by using mMRCdyspnoea scale. The data were collected using socio personal and clinical data sheetand 6 minute walk test to assess exercise tolerance. After pre test, the subjects in the control group received routine care and subjects in the experimental group received pulmonary rehabilitation programme along with routine care. The pulmonary rehabilitation programme consisting of video assisted teaching of a group of exercises including walking exercises and lung exercises. The investigator followed up the daily exercise via telephone communication and monitoring card.Post test were conducted on 21st day of pre test. The results of the study revealed that the pulmonary rehabilitation programme had significant effect on improving exercise tolerance ( p< 0.01 ) among survivors of COVID-19.

Keywords: Pulmonary rehabilitation programme; Survivors of COVID-19; Exercise tolerance

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,

Pages: 275 - 277

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