Effectiveness of Strength Training among Post Covid Subjects in Activities of Daily Living

Authors

  • Minu R
  • Rekha K
  • Saravan Kumar J
  • Preethi G
  • Kabilan R

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/pkxqyr14

Keywords:

COVID-19, diaphragmatic breathing, strengthening exercise, daily activities.

Abstract

Background: The current COVID 19 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome. COVID 19 is not limited to
the respiratory system but has widespread involvement. Some specific problems are described, including severe
muscle weakness and fatigue, joint stiffness, dysphasia, psychological problems, impaired functioning concerning
mobility, activities of daily life and work get affected. Rehabilitation care for COVID-19 survivors must therefore
be delivered by specialist multidisciplinary team, need focused and planned for the longer term to meet the needs
of these individuals.
Purpose: To evaluate the effect of strength training exercise and conventional care on levels of dyspnea and post
COVID functional levels among post COVID-19 participants.
Materials and Methods: 30 individuals diagnosed with post COVID-19 were selected based on the inclusion and
exclusion criteria. Post COVID-19 patients were selected from the inpatient ward, Saveetha hospital. The selected
subjects were allocated into 2 groups. Strength training group and conventional group. Strength training group
were treated with diaphragmatic strength training and conventional group was treated with thoracic mobility
exercise. The effectiveness of the treatment was assessed at the end of 6 weeks, using various outcome measures.
Conclusion: We conclude, Diaphragmatic strength training exercise has better impact in improving in functional
levels among post COVID-19.

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Author Biographies

  • Minu R

    Postgraduate,  Saveetha College of Physiotherapy,Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Rekha K

     Associate Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy,Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Saravan Kumar J

    Assistant professor,  Saveetha College of Physiotherapy,Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Preethi G

    Tutor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy,Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Kabilan R

    Tutor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy,Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Effectiveness of Strength Training among Post Covid Subjects in Activities of Daily Living. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 176-182. https://doi.org/10.37506/pkxqyr14