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Effect of Positive Expiratory Pressure Therapy on PEFR on COPD: An Experimental Study

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 7)

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Page : 824-827

Keywords : COPD; PEFR; Positive Expiratory Pressure Therapy;

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COPD is a major cause of impaired health status, disability, and mortality. The disease is responsible for 2 million emergency department visits and hospitalizations annually in the United States.1 Effect of treatment and disease progression in COPD is measure through the various parameters. COPD cannot be cured but the symptoms can be controlled with Pharmacological, surgical and physiotherapy management. This study is conducted to examine the effect of Positive expiratory pressure therapy over conventional physiotherapy treatment in patients with COPD. 20 patients in control group and 19 patients in experimental group were treated with convention and PEP physiotherapy treatment. Statically significant difference was seen in both groups before and after treatment but between groups analysis was statistically insignificant.

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