Effect of Controlled Breathing Exercise on Dyspnea in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Asian Journal of Medical Principles and Clinical Practice,
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is one of the most frequent life-threatening disorders afflicting people all over the world. COPD patients have increased work of breath and dyspnea as a result of pathophysiological changes in the airway, tissue, and vascular supply to the lungs. These changes increase airway resistance and air trapping, and decrease lung compliance, resulting in higher work of breath and discomfort. This study was undertaken to assess the effect of controlled breathing on dyspnea in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).A quasi experimental design was used with purposive sampling technique with 25 patients in each study and control group. Breathing pattern was assessed through modified Borg dyspnea scale. The obtained t value between the control and study groups was 2.64 and 2.07 respectively, which was significant at the p=0.05 level, which shows that the controlled breathing exercise was more beneficial for the study group in lowering dyspnea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. The study concluded that the controlled breathing is more effective in improving the level of dyspnea among COPD patients and this can be given as a regular treatment options for them to improve their lung compliance
- Controlled breathing
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD)
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