2023, Vol. 10, Issue 1, Part A
Efficacy of autogenic drainage in pulmonary function in patients with bronchiectasisAuthor(s):
Priya Accal Thomas and A NizarAbstract:
Objectives: To study the efficacy of autogenic drainage as an adjunct to conventional therapy and conventional therapy alone in the management of patients with bronchiectasis.
Method: The study conducted was an experimental approach. A sample of 22 patients satisfying the inclusion criteria were divided into control group and experimental group. The control group received conventional therapy of postural drainage, percussion, coughing and breathing technique. For experimental group in addition to conventional therapy, autogenic drainage was given. Total treatment duration was 21 days. The patient was assessed using spirometry for pulmonary function. The pre-test values were taken on the 1st day and post-test values were taken on the 21st day of treatment.
Results: Statistical analysis using both dependent and independent ‘t’ test showed that autogenic drainage along with conventional therapy improved FVC, FEV1 and FEF 25-75%. Conventional therapy increased FVC, FEV1 and FEF 25-75%. All the pulmonary function parameters above increased more in the experimental group than in the control group.
Conclusion: Autogenic drainage as an adjunct to conventional therapy can be used as an effective treatment in improving pulmonary function in patients with bronchiectasis. Pages: 21-28 | 159 Views 42 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Priya Accal Thomas, A Nizar. Efficacy of autogenic drainage in pulmonary function in patients with bronchiectasis. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2023;10(1):21-28.