Comparative Study of Cold Spinal Spray on Respiratory Functions among Normal BMI Individuals and Obese IndividualsJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 11)
Publication Date: 2021-11-05
Authors : Amritha B J; Lakshmeesh D R; Vanitha S Shetty;
Page : 1022-1027
Keywords : Hydrotherapy; Cold spinal spray; Respiratory functions; Obesity;
Background: Cold spinal spray (CSS) is a commonly used hydrotherapeutic measure by the Naturopathic physicians for many cases. This study was done to find the effect of cold spinal spray on respiratory functions using spirometry in healthy individuals and obese individuals. Methods: Sixty subjects of age 24.43?2.52 years were classified into obese and non - obese groups based on their Body mass index. Subjects with BMI 18.5 to 24.9 kg/m2 and 30 - 39.9 kg/m2 were recruited in the non - obese and obese groups respectively.15 males and females each were recruited in both the groups. Results: Analysis of variance for between group changes adjusted for their respective baseline values and post - hoc Bonferroni test for multiple correction demonstrated a significant reduction of respiratory rate [F (1, 57) =14.77, p?0.0005, p?2=0.206], diastolic blood pressure [F (1, 57=8.097, p=0.006, p?2=0.124], pulse rate [F (1, 57) =61.214, p?0.0005, p?2=0.518] in the non - obese group as compared to the obese group. Also, a significant increase in FVC, FEV1/FVC [F (1, 57=7.83, p=0.007, p?2=0.121) ] were observed in non - obese group. Interpretation and Conclusion: Cold spinal spray improves the respiratory functions of the healthy individuals comparing to the obesity individuals.
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