To Study the Effects of Assisted Cough Techniques and the Clinical Utility of a Peak Flow Meter to Measure Peak Cough Expiratory Flow in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury
Swati Goverdhan Jadhav* and Ujwal Yeole
Department of Physiotherapy, Tilak Maharashtra University, India
*Corresponding Author: Swati Goverdhan Jadhav, Department of Physiotherapy, Tilak Maharashtra University, India.
March 14, 2022; Published: April 25, 2022
To study the effect of assisted cough techniques and the clinical utility of peak flow meter to measure peak expiratory flow in persons with spinal cord injury.
Objective: To find out the effectiveness of ACT in SCI.
Study Design: Convienent sampling
Methodology: The assisted cough technique applied by 3 methods. On 30 patient it was done.with the help of peak flow meter the expiratory values were recorded.
Result: It shows that ACT is effective in Spinal cord injury patient. It reduces the respiratory complication. The comparison indicated that the thoracic spinal cord injury patients performed better than cervical. The mean value of post thoracic was 281.33. whereas the mean post value of cervical was 279.33
Thus from mean value the thoracic shows better result after ACT.
- ACT appear to increase the PCEF of persons with cervical and thoracic SCI
- Assisted cough technique is important and effective in spinal cord injury
- Thoracic patient shows better result than cervical
- An optimal ACT can be easily evaluated with peak flow meter
Keywords: Cough; Peak Cough; Expiratory; Spinal Cord
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