DOI: 10.52403/ijhsr.20231238 ISSN: 2249-9571

A Comparative Study on the Effectiveness of Active Cycle of Breathing Technique with Postural Drainage Versus Conventional Chest Physiotherapy in Bronchiectasis

S. Arjun, S. Kohilavani, D. Kannan
  • General Medicine

Aim: The aim of the study was to improve the quality of breathing in bronchiectasis by comparing the effectiveness of active cycle of breathing technique with postural drainage versus conventional chest physiotherapy. Methods: A sample of 30 patients within age group of 40-65 years with bronchiectasis were divided into two groups A and B. Each group consist of 15 subjects. The subjects in group A treated with ACBT with postural drainage, group B treated with conventional chest physiotherapy. The score of dyspnea and the expiratory flow rate was measured with the modified borg dyspnea scale and the peak flow meter. The pre and post-test results were tabulated and assessed. Results: The study concludes that there was statistically significant improvement in group A compared to group B in response to treatment. Conclusion: Based on the result the finding suggests that the Active cycle of breathing technique with postural drainage was more effective than conventional chest physiotherapy in bronchiectasis. Key words: Active cycle of breathing, postural drainage, conventional chest physiotherapy, peak flow meter, modified borg dyspnea scale

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