Active Cycles of Breathing Technique (ACBT) versus conventional chest physical therapy on airway clearance in bronchiectasis - A crossover trial

Syed, Nafeez and Maiya, Arun G and Kumar, Siva T (2009) Active Cycles of Breathing Technique (ACBT) versus conventional chest physical therapy on airway clearance in bronchiectasis - A crossover trial. Advances in Physiotherapy, 11 (4). pp. 193-198. ISSN 1403-8196

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Abstract

Bronchiectasis is associated with impairment of the mucociliary escalator and retention of secretions within the bronchial tree, making airway clearance a primary concern in the managlment of bronchiectasis. The obiective of the study was to compare the efficacy of Active Cycles of Breathing Techniques (ACBT) with conventional cirest physical therapy as a method of airway clearance in adults with productive bronchiectasis. The study design was a crossover trial carried out in Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, and PKTB & CD Hospital, Mysore, India. Thiity-frve adult patients of both genders wirh productive bronchiectasis were recruited. Patients underwent conventional chest physical therapy or ACdT following postural drainage as airway clearance techniques in a random order on successive aays. an patients *... .o-prr.d pre- and post-intervention for the ou.tcome measures. Pulmonary function, wet weight and volume of sputum expectorated and visual analogue score (VAS) for comfort of either technique were measured. !(/et sputum weight and volume measured after conventional and ACBT therapies showed no statistically significant difference. The meaiured value differences of the Pulnonary Function Test suggest no statistically significant difference between the two therapies. VAS score comparison for comfort showed a statistically significant difference with the majority of patients reporting iomfort in performing ACBT. ACBT in postural drainage positions is found to be equally effective is conventi,onal c,*hest physicaf therapy in airway clearance of bronchiectasis and patients have rated ACBT to be more comfortable.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ACB, chest physiotherapy, PF\ sputum weight, spuhtm ztolurne
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 04:30
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2012 04:30
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77308

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