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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2015, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part D

Awareness about indication of breathing exercises among physiotherapists in india- A multicenter survey


Author(s): Durba Dighal, Pravin Aaron, Subin Solomen

Abstract: Background: Importance of Breathing exercises while giving chest physiotherapy and lack of extent of use of these exercises in clinical practice was often lacking. Objective of the study was to find out awareness about the indication of breathing exercises amongst physiotherapists in India and the association of the level of experience, level of education with the total value in the questionnaire.rnMethod: A self designed questionnaire was send via email to 250 selected hospitals in India. A period of six weeks for completion was given in an attempt to ensure good response rates. If response was not obtained within six weeks, two subsequent reminders were sent to the hospitals with a further time gap of six weeks. rnResults: Of the 116 physiotherapist responses all were administering breathing exercises as a part of their protocol in management of cardio respiratory disorders. The mean score of 116 physiotherapists was 14.40(total score was 24).116 questionnaires were received; representing response rate of 46%. There was association between duration of experience as a physiotherapist and duration of experience in cardio respiratory department with the awareness of breathing exercises and it was statistically significant with p values (<0.001) and (<0.001) respectively.rnConclusion: The knowledge among the physiotherapist about the awareness of using breathing exercises is only 60%. These results underline the necessity of an educational programme regarding breathing exercises among physiotherapists.

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How to cite this article:
Durba Dighal, Pravin Aaron, Subin Solomen. Awareness about indication of breathing exercises among physiotherapists in india- A multicenter survey. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2015;2(2):196-199.
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