Effects of Stacking Breathing Techniques on Respiratory Efficiency of Post COVID-19 Patients
Keywords:Covid 19,Deep Breathing Technique, Respiratory rate, Pulse oximeters, Post Covid 19, Stacking Breathing Techniques
Background: Long COVID is a term used to describe persistent symptoms and complications experienced by
individuals after recovering from acute COVID-19 infection. Respiratory impairment, defined by diminished
lung function, exercise intolerance, and diminished respiratory muscle strength, is one of the frequent longterm
consequences of COVID-19 which can significantly impact the quality of life. Hence, exploring effective
interventions to improve respiratory efficiency in this population is crucial.
Purpose: The purpose is to evaluate the effectiveness of stacking breathing techniques on respiratory efficiency in
post COVID-19 patients.
Material and Method: This is an experimental study done using convenient sampling technique with inclusion
criteria of age between 18 to 60 taken from siva physiotherapy clinic. Patients having SPO2 level of 95. History of
Post Covid Patients with secondary disease and irregular heartbeat were excluded. The sampling size of the study
is (n=60) subjects for a period of 4 weeks. The entire process was conducted from November 2022 to March 2023.
Results: According to the statistical analysis, Deep Breathing Techniques are successful in improving respiratory
rate among Post Covid-19 Patients. The statistical analysis of both the groups with respect to the post-test values
(mean ± SD) for respiratory rate 17.1700 ± 1.2600 and 15.47± 1.07 and showed that the p value is statistically
significant <0.0001. Post intervention (mean ± SD) for post Covid -19 functional status scale(PCFS) 0.83 ± 0.75 and
1.40± 0.77and showed that the p value is statistically significant <0.0001.
Conclusion: This study finally concluded that deep breathing techniques have a high impact in improving
Respiratory rate and Post Covid 19 functional status scale (PCFS) among Post Covid-19 Patients
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