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S. GLADIES KAMALAM1 , G. SRIVIDYA2 , J. ANDREWS MILTON3

Corresponding Author:

1 Associate Professor, Bethany Navajeevan College of Physiotherapy, Kerala, India. Mail id: mail2drsgk@gmail.com

Co Authors:

2 Research Guide, Department of PMR, Annamalai University, Tamilnadu, India. 3 Research Co- Guide, Bethany Navajeevan College of Physiotherapy, Kerala, India.

ABSTRACT

Background: Over ages; bronchial asthma and its adverse physiological, psychological impacts upon varied group of age, people, and health remains a searchable quest in its depth. Behaviour modification as an emerging outlook of Physical therapy helps to exhibit positive changes in this broad spectrum of asthma. This study aimed to identify the possible potential factors to improve chest expansion by analysing the effect of buteyko breathing and relaxed postures.

Methods: Experimental study design; 20 patients of the age group 17-19 years were selected using simple random sampling method. Group A; consisting 10 patients were advocated buteyko relaxation training. Group B; consisting of 10 patients were advocated relaxed postures along with the conventional asthma management. Stop watch, nose clip, inch tape, pediatric asthma quality of life questionnaire [PAQLQ] were used as the operational tools. Paired and Unpaired “t” testing was used to analyze the pre- test and the post- test values after a period of 6 months.

Results: Analysis of the peak expiratory flow rate and the quality of life over Group “A” and Group “B” at 0.05% level of significance showed positive results for Group “A” when compared with the ‘t’ value.

Conclusion: The findings support the multidimensional positive effects of behavior modification over the physiological and psychological parameters that lead to the onset of bronchial asthma.

Keywords: Bronchial asthma, behavior modification, buteyko breathing, relaxed postures, peadiatric asthma quality of life questionnaire

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