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Original Article

Effectiveness of Localized Basal Expansion Technique vs Chest Manipulation Technique on Improving Respiratory Status among Patients with Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders at MGMCRI, Puducherry: A Comparative Study

Ariraman Praimathi, Surendran Raju

Keywords : Chest manipulation technique, Localized basal expansion technique, Lower respiratory tract disorders, Respiratory status

Citation Information : Praimathi A, Raju S. Effectiveness of Localized Basal Expansion Technique vs Chest Manipulation Technique on Improving Respiratory Status among Patients with Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders at MGMCRI, Puducherry: A Comparative Study. 2019; 12 (2):38-41.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-12113

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-09-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Background: Oxygen is very much important for the human body. Oxygen plays a vital role in breathing processes and in the metabolism of the living organism. The primary purpose of respiratory system is gas exchange which involves the transfer of oxygen and carbon dioxide that are passively exchanged by a diffusion process between the gaseous external environment and the blood. The exchange processes occurs in the alveolar region of the lungs. The respiratory system enables to produce energy by supplying the body with a continuous oxygen supply. It is also responsible for eliminating carbon dioxide, which is an end product of cell metabolism, whereas oxygen is necessary for human respiration. Materials and methods: A quantitative research approach was used for this study. The research design used for this study is an experimental research design. This study was conducted in MGMCRI, Puducherry. The population of this study was 60 (30 local basal expansion technique and 30 chest manipulation technique) and was selected by using a simple random sampling technique (randomization with lottery method). The data were collected through a structured questionnaire consisting of part A and part B. Part A consists of sociodemographic data, and part B consists of rating scale to assess the respiratory status. Results: Discussion on the finding was arranged based on the objective of this study. This study revealed that out of 30 samples, 23 (76.6%) of them had poor respiratory status, 7 (23.3%) of them had very poor respiratory status, and none of them had good respiratory status in pretest, whereas in posttest, 19 (63.3%) of them were in good respiratory status, 11 (36.6%) of them were in poor respiratory status, and none of them were in very poor respiratory status for the localized basal expansion technique. This finding revealed that out of 30 samples, 21 (70%) of them had poor respiratory status, 9 (30%) of them had very poor respiratory status, and none of them had good respiratory status in pretest, whereas in posttest, 26 (86.6%) of them were in good respiratory status, 4 (13.3%) of them were in poor respiratory status, and none of them were in very poor respiratory status for the chest manipulation technique. Conclusion: This study implies that when compared with the localized basal expansion technique, the chest manipulation technique was effective in improving the respiratory status among patients with respiratory disorders.

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