International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024 | Rating: 5.2 / 10


To Evaluate the Effect of Pursed Lip Breathing Technique on Dyspnoea and Fatiguability, Activity Tolerance in Obese College Going Students

Dr. Sonali Uikey | Dr. Prachi Choudhary | Dr. Divyani Bhagat | Dr. Shreya Duryodhan


Abstract: Background: Obesity is a significant risk factor for dyspnoea. Obesity affects the individual?s physical performance and results in exertional dyspnoea which directly or indirectly affects the activity tolerance of the individual. Objectives: To evaluate the effect of pursed lip breathing in improving performance capacity and fatiguability of obese students. To study the benefits of PLB in enhancing activity tolerance of an individual. Materials and Methods: This is an interventional study and included 35 obese college going students aged between 18 - 25 years out of which 3 students were class - 1 obese and 32 students were class - 2 obese. The student having dyspnoea on exertion were included in the study and students with normal BMI and students having dyspnoea levels below 10 on Borg?s RPE scale were excluded. The total duration of the study was 6 months. Statistical Analysis Used: Collected data were entered into Microsoft excel spreadsheet. Tables and charts were generated with the help of Microsoft word and excel software. Continuous variables (hemodynamic parameters) were presented as Mean SD. Categorical variables were expressed in frequency and percentages. Hemodynamic parameters were compared between pre and post intervention at different time period by performing paired t - test. P<0.05 was considered as statistical significance. Statistical software STATA version 14.0 was used for data analysis. Results: The result showed statistically significant changes in pre and post 6MWD covered i. e. the six minute walk distance covered increased after PLB training. We also found that there was highly significant reduction in the dyspnoea scores after PLB training. Conclusions: The study conclude that Pursed - lip breathing technique is effective in reducing dyspnoea scores in obese students as well the technique has positive effect on activity tolerance of the student.


Keywords: Performance capacity, Dyspnoea, Activity tolerance, Borg?s scale, Obesity


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,


Pages: 1100 - 1104


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