International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine | India | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024 | Rating: 5.7 / 10


Effect of Peak Expiratory Flow Rate when using Mask and Mouthpiece Nebulization in adult Asthmatics

Sreekanth Komath Mohan [3] | Shashidhar Kotian M [2] | Udayakumar Rao [2] | Praveen B. M. | Namitha R [2] | Moyin Kutty Kuzhinhodiyil | Bushna Bavumon


Abstract: Asthma is a clinical condition characterized by airway obstruction, partially or fully reversible either by itself or with therapy; airway inflammation; and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) to various stimuli. Peak expiratory flow (PEF) is a useful method of monitoring changes or trends in the patient's lung function. Aerosol administration by a mouthpiece rather than a facemask is generally preferred due to improved drug delivery to the lungs by as much as twofold. Methodology: This prospective Interventional study was carried out at Calicut, Kerala, in a Tertiary care Hospital. Adult male and female asthmatic patients between the ages of 18 and 60 participated in the study. A total number of 74 subjects was taken from the medical wards. Nebulization using a mouthpiece, or a nebulization mask was used to administer the participants' prescribed bronchodilators (salbutamol) thus to assess the effect of nebulization, PEFR was carried out using both methods of nebulization. Results: Comparison of the PEF mask and Mouthpiece was estimated separately with pre- and post-values. that difference was found to be statistically very highly significant (p<0.001). Similarly, the Mean PEF mouthpiece was 144.662 at pre and 173.311 at post having a difference of 28.649 and was found to be statistically very highly significant. (p<0.001). Similarly, at post-session, the difference between the PEF mask and PEF Mouth piece technique was 16.149 and that also was found to be statistically significant (p<0.001).


Keywords: Asthma, Nebulization, PEFR, Mouthpiece, Mask


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,


Pages: 751 - 754


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