D Padmaja1 and S Gomathi2
1NRI College of Nursing, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
2Associate Professor, NRI College of Nursing, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding Author: S Gomathi, Associate Professor, NRI College of Nursing, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Received: December 06, 2019; Published: December 11, 2019
Background: Infection and inflammation of the lungs is particularly troublesome and is seen in many different forms in children. Several educational programmes have been developed for children with Lower respiratory tract infection, in order to promote changes in behavior and to improve health and quality of life. Alexandra Severovna Sterlinkova developed an exercise has the virtue of helping with a wide spectrum of respiratory illnesses, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis and tuberculosis. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the Effectiveness of Breathing Exercises on Respiratory Parameters among Children.
Methods: Non-Equivalent Control Group design was adopted for the study, Children in the age group of 6-12 years with lower respiratory tract infections with a sample size of 60 were selected and divided into two groups by using convenient sampling technique. The setting of the study included NRI General Hospital and Guntur Government General hospital. Data collected using structured questionnaire and checklist on respiratory tract parameters in the pretest and demonstrated to perform sterlinkova Exercises three times every day for 5 days with routine care and conducted posttest on 5th day in the experimental group. In the control group, conducted pretest and no intervention given, only routine care for 5 days and posttest on 5th day.
Results: In the experimental group, pretest Mean, SD scores were 17.33, 1.92 and posttest Mean, SD scores were 14.6, 1.48. The obtained paired “t” value for the experimental group was 5.98. This showed the value higher than the table value at p <0.001. There was statistically significant difference in pretest and post-test scores. This showed that there was an effectiveness of sterlinkova exercises on lower respiratory tract infection. There was no significant association in post-test scores of the experimental group on respiratory parameters among children with lower respiratory tract infection with a selected demographic variable.
Conclusion: The findings revealed that sterlinkova exercises improved the respiratory parameters among children (6-12 years) with lower respiratory tract infection.
Keywords: Breathing Exercises; Respiratory Parameters; Lower Respiratory Tract Infections; Children; Respiratory Tract Infections; Sterlinkova Exercises; Respiratory Disorders
Citation: D Padmaja and S Gomathi. “Effectiveness of Breathing Exercises on Lower Respiratory Tract Infections among School Children at Tertiary Hospitals, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.1 (2020): 90-95.
Copyright: © 2020 D Padmaja and S Gomathi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.