Comparison between Balloon Blowing Exercise and Incentive Spirometry in Patients with Chest Intubation after Trauma
- *Corresponding Authors:
- Ali Rafaqat
DPT, Department of Health Management
European University of Lefke
Lefke, North Cyprus
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 28, 2016; Accepted date: September 22, 2016; Published date: September 28, 2016
Citation: Rafaqat A, Mushtaq Z, Tahir A, Shahzad MF (2016) Comparison between Balloon Blowing Exercise and Incentive Spirometry in Patients with Chest Intubation after Trauma. J Nov Physiother S3:013. doi: 10.4172/2165-7025.S3-013
Copyright: © 2016 Rafaqat A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Objective: The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness of Balloon Blowing exercise and incentive spirometry in patients with chest intubation after trauma. Methodology: It was a randomized controlled trial. The participants were selected on the basis of chest trauma with chest intubations who were admitted. A questionnaire which consisted of demographic (age and gender) data and measuring variables (Force vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in 1 second, oxygen saturation, respiration rate and chest expansion) was filled from the participants. Study duration was 6 weeks and patients were divided in two groups of 30 in each group. Group 1 used incentive spirometry method and group 2 used balloon blowing exercise method. Results: Concluded that the pre and post treatment differences are found statistically significant. The pre and post differences in incentive spirometry group and balloon blowing group found a significant improvement in breathlessness with the p-value is 0.00 for FVC, FEV1, SPO, RR and Chest Expansion. The post treatment differences between two groups are found statistically insignificant. The p-values for FVC, FEV1, SPO, RR and Chest Expansion are 0.660, 1.00, 0.216, 0.927 and 0.636 respectively. Comparing these p-values at significance level 0.05 is insignificant. Conclusion: So conclusion of the study implies that both incentive spirometry and balloon blowing exercise are equally effective.