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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | Saudi Arabia | Volume 4 Issue 3, March 2015
Effectiveness of Balloon Therapy on Respiratory Status of Patients with Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders
Renuka K. | Helen Shaji J. C. | Kripa Angeline A.
Abstract: Breathing is the bridge between mind and body, the connection between consciousness and unconsciousness. Chronic respiratory disease is found to be one of the most distressful conditions, badly affecting the quality of human life in our society. The main aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of balloon therapy on respiratory status of patients with lower respiratory tract disorders. Pre-experimental design was used for this study. Total 20samples were selected using purposive random sampling technique and balloon therapy was given for two weeks. The data pertaining to respiratory status was collected using structured self administered questionnaire and respiratory assessment for respiratory rate, dyspnea, and lung capacity were done using incentive spirometry. Among 20 patients, 15 (75 %) of patients had poor respiratory rate, 5 (25 %) patients have poor lung capacity, 15 (75 %) patients had poor dyspnea score before the implementation of balloon therapy where as after the implementation of balloon therapy, 18 (90 %) of patients had normal respiratory rate, 12 (60 %) of patients had normal score in dyspnea scale and all of them (100 %) attained normal lung capacity. The result of this study proved that regular practice of balloon therapy can improve the respiratory status to a greater extent among patients with lower respiratory disorders.
Keywords: Effectiveness, balloon therapy, respiratory status, lower respiratory disorders, dyspnea scale
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 3, March 2015,
Pages: 496 - 500