Effectiveness of chest physiotherapy and incentive spirometry on postoperative respiratory status and respiratory complications among children undergoing abdominal surgery

Beula Angel, S (2011) Effectiveness of chest physiotherapy and incentive spirometry on postoperative respiratory status and respiratory complications among children undergoing abdominal surgery. Masters thesis, Sacred Heart Nursing College, Madurai.

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Abstract

This study intended to evaluate the effectiveness of chest physiotherapy and incentive spirometry on postoperative respiratory status and respiratory complications among children undergoing abdominal surgery. The conceptual framework of the study was based on J.W.Kenny’s open system model. Research design for this study was after only control group non-equivalent quasi experimental design. After confirming their preoperative respiratory status as normal, out of sixty children, 30 children randomly assigned to control group and another 30 to the experimental group. Convenient sampling was followed for this study. The tool used for data collection was demographic profile, observational checklist to assess respiratory status and respiratory complications and a scoring procedure was also developed. Content validity of the tool was given by five experts in the field of paediatrics and two in the field of physiotherapy. Inter- rater reliability was used to check the reliability of the tool. Pilot study was done to check the feasibility of conducting the study. Data collection period was six weeks. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used for the analysis of data. The following were the significant findings of the study. The postoperative respiratory status of the experimental group who had chest physiotherapy and incentive spirometry was significantly higher than the control group. (‘t’ value on fourth postoperative day was 5.59*). The respiratory complications of the experimental group who had chest physiotherapy and incentive spirometry were lesser than the control group. (‘t’ value on fifth postoperative day was 2.71*). The result of the study implies that the chest physiotherapy and incentive spirometry was very effective in children who had undergone abdominal surgery.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chest Physiotherapy; Incentive Spirometry; Postoperative Respiratory Status; Respiratory Complications; Children; Abdominal Surgery
Subjects: NURSING > Paediatric Nursing
Depositing User: Ramakrishnan J
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 06:37
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 06:37
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/5198

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