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 4, April 2024 | Rating: 5 / 10


An Experimental Study to Analyse the Effect of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation in Improving Functional Capacity and Pulmonary Function Test in Patients with Post Renal Transplantation

V. Karthik [3] | Marcelin Ancy R. [2]


Abstract: Aim: An experimental study of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation of post renal transplantation individuals with decreased pulmonary capacity and study is a pre - test and post - test experimental design. Materials and methods: 11 subjects were selected and treated with course aerobic exercise and active resisted breathing exercise. This study was done to assess the pulmonary changes and functional capacity using the pulmonary function test and Six Minute Walk Test (SMWT) in patients following kidney transplantation. This study was conducted in a multi specialty hospital after getting approval from the Institutional ethical committee. The outcomes were measured using the Modified Borg Scale and six - minute walk test. Results: The results of the study show that there was and decrease in pulmonary dysfunction among the people who underwent renal transplant both LRRT and DDRT. They were found to have decrease in pulmonary function, physical activity and functional capacity immediately after transplantation, the pulmonary functions improved and plateau during 1 - 2 years after transplantation and after 2 years the parameters again declined. Conclusion: There was a reduction in pulmonary functions (FEV1, FVC, FEV1/FVC and PEFR) after Kidney transplantation patient more than the pre - operative status, which was pronounced after 2 years of transplantation. The physical activity level was reduced after Kidney transplantation. There was a reduction in the functional capacity after Kidney transplantation. The reduction in pulmonary function, physical activity level and functional capacity was more in deceased donor transplantation than live related donor transplantation.


Keywords: Renal transplantation, aerobic exercise, active breathing exercise, pulmonary capacity, six - minute walk test, respiratory distress


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024,


Pages: 495 - 499


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