Effectiveness of proprioceptive neuromuscular Facilitation on improving pulmonary function in Bronchial asthma

Ahin Sam, D (2012) Effectiveness of proprioceptive neuromuscular Facilitation on improving pulmonary function in Bronchial asthma. Masters thesis, P.P.G. College of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore.


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INTRODUCTION: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways in which many cells and cellular elements play a role. In susceptible individuals, inflammation causes recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and cough partially at night and early morning. These episodes are usually associated with wide spread but variable out flow obstruction that is often reversible either spontaneously or with treatment. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of PNF along with conventional therapy in improving Lung function in Bronchial asthma. PARTICIPANTS: 40 subjects with chronic asthma were selected. They were divided into control group and experimental group with 20 patients each. OUTCOME MEASURE: The outcome measurement is done by peak expiratory flow meter (PEFM) and Borg dyspnea scale (MRC) and inch tape. RESULT: Both groups showed significant improvement in lung function after the therapy program .The experimental group showed a statistically significant improvement in pulmonary function when compared to the control group at 5 % level of significance. CONCLUSION: Treatment with PNF along with conventional physiotherapy showed a significant improvement in Thoracic expansion, PEFR and dyspnea than control group. A well designed trial is needed to study the effectiveness of PNF in improving lung function in a large group and to know its long term effect.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No:27102322
Uncontrolled Keywords: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Chronic Asthma, Dyspnoea, PEFR, Thoracic expansion.
Subjects: PHYSIOTHERAPY > Physiotherapy in Cardio-Respiratory
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2020 04:11
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 07:33
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/11794

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