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NNJ. 2014; 3(3): 26-27

Effectiveness of respiratory exercises among post operative cardiothoracic patients at Narayana general hospital, Nellore

Naga Nandhini.

The word Heart surgery is “frightening”. Cardio thoracic surgery is the field of medicine involved in surgical treatment of diseases for the heart and lungs. Three decades ago a simple lobectomy was considered a major thoracic surgery, but now wonderful advances have been made in cardiothoracic surgery. Despite important advances in anesthesia and surgical management, pulmonary complications in the post
operative period continue to be a major source of morbidity and mortality. Most of these complications can be prevented by preoperative assessment and teaching.
This study is aimed to assess the effectiveness of breathing exercises on post operative clients in both control and experimental group.
The research approach was quasi experimental approach which involves “post test only control group” which involves” the comparison of experimental and control groups performance of respiratory exercises during postoperative period after an intervention to the experimental group only. The study was conducted in cardiothoracic. Deportment of Narayana General Hospital in Nellore. The sample of the study was chosen by non-probability sampling technique, which includes 60 subjects as 30 subjects in experimental and 30
subjects in control group who admitted in cardiothoracic wards of Narayana General Hospital in Nellore.
Findings in the experimental groups revealed that, majority of clients 23(92%) have above average performance, 2(8%) average performance skills. In the control group 18(72%) have average performance skills of respiratory exercises after standard teaching.

Key words: Respiratory exercises, Spirometry.

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