Prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Cotton Mill Industries Workers of the Miraj Taluka

Authors

  • Amruta Buchade1 , Sneha Katke2, Sachin Maghade3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v14i3.9662

Keywords:

COPD, Cotton mill workers, Miraj Taluka, COPD Assessment test (CAT) score, PEFR..

Abstract

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a preventable and treatable disease state characterised

by progressive airflow limitation that is not fully reversible.It includes two main conditions-1.Emphysema

2.Chronic bronchitis.These are associated with fixed airway obstruction.Patients with COPD complaints of

breathlessness,chest tightness,generalized weakness,fever & cough(with expectorations).

Materials & Methodology: Both male and female workers from cotton mill industries of Miraj Taluka

who were aged between 35-45 were included in this study.Data was collected using COPD Assessment test

(CAT) and PEFR.

Results: There were 54.17% workers who had a no obstruction with low impact of disease,30% workers

showed mild obstruction with moderate impact of disease,15.83% workers showed moderate obstruction and

high impact of COPD,and there were no workers who had severe obstruction of the airways.p value=0.1437

Conclusion: This study concluded that cotton mill industries of Miraj taluka showed that there were 54.17%

of workers with no obstruction of airways.There were prevalence of mild obstruction of COPD in 30% of

workers,moderate obstruction of COPD in the 15.83% of workers,also there were no workers with severe

obstruction of COPD.

Author Biography

Amruta Buchade1 , Sneha Katke2, Sachin Maghade3

1 Intern, College of Physiotherapy, Wanless Hospital, MMC, Miraj, Maharashtra, India, 2 Associate Professor,

College of Physiotherapy, Wanless Hospital, MMC, Miraj, Maharashtra, India, 3 Assistant Professor, College of

Physiotherapy, Wanless Hospital, MMC, Miraj, Maharashtra, India

Published

2020-07-22