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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2015, Vol. 1, Issue 4, Part A

Effectiveness of active cycle of breathing techniques [Acbt] Versus Acbt with Acapella on airway clearance in bronchiectasis


Author(s): P. Senthil, E. Suchithra, N. Koushik Kumar

Abstract: Effectiveness of Active Cycle of Breathing Techniques [ACBT] versus ACBT with Acapella on Airway Clearance in Bronchiectasis.rnBackgrond: Bronchiectasis patients need airway clearance and improve their pulmonary function. Breathing techniques and respiratory devices are important to maintain a clear lung function and hence it will improve in all phase for the patients.rnObjective: To compare the Effectiveness of ACBT alone with ACBT & Acapella as methods of Airway Clearance in Adult Bronchiectasis.rnMethods: A pre-post experimental study design. Thirty subjects (mean age 55±3 years) were randomly divided into experimental group (15 subjects) and control group (15 subjects). The experimental group attended 30 minutes treatment session for 30 days then FEV1 and FVC were determined as outcome measure using a standard method of Computerized Spirometry.rnResults: The participants at the baseline were (n=30) with age (mean 55±3 years) duration of 30 days result showed that experimental group has improved FEV1 and FVC. There was statistically significant change in FEV1 and FVC for experimental group.rnConclusion: Acapella can be used as an adjunctive exercise program along with ACBT to improve airway clearance and breathing

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How to cite this article:
P. Senthil, E. Suchithra, N. Koushik Kumar. Effectiveness of active cycle of breathing techniques [Acbt] Versus Acbt with Acapella on airway clearance in bronchiectasis. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2015;1(4):10-13.
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