Effects of the Pole Striding Intervention Program on Cardiovascular Fitness among Bronchial Asthma Patients
Keywords:Physical Activity, pole striding, Six minute walk test, Pulmonary Function Test
Background: Chronic inflammatory illnesses of the airways, such as bronchial hyper-reactivity and varying
degrees of airway blockage, are known as bronchial asthma. Pole walking is a low-impact fitness walking using
specially designed, light weighted pole. Nordic walking is a common outdoor physical activity.So in this study
we are going to find out the effectiveness of pole striding in bronchial asthma.
Aim: The aim of the analysis is to appraise the impact of the pole striding intervention program on bronchial
asthma, with regard to the potential improvements in cardiovascular fitness.
Method: 40 Individuals who were admitted in IP for bronchial asthma and got discharged were selected randomly
based on inclusion and exclusion criteria from Saveetha Medical College And Hospital. The selected participants
were allocated into 2 groups. Pole striding group was treated with routine treatment along with pole striding.
Calisthenic exercise group was treated with only routine treatment. Treatments were given to the groups according
to the treatment protocol after discharge as home care therapy. Six-Minute Walk Test, Pulmonary Function Test
were the outcome measures used in this study.
Result: The improvement was seen in both groups though statistically pole striding group was more significant
than calisthenic exercise group in 6 minute walk test and forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) with
mean difference of 28.5m, 0.24L, respectively. P- value is <0.0001.
Conclusion: Hereby, This study concludes that Pole-striding approach has a better effect in improving in Cardiovascular
fitness among Bronchial asthma.
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