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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: January | Volume: 8 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 144-147

Effect of Balloon Therapy vs. Bubble Therapy on LRTI among 3-12 Years Children

Miss Smita Manjusha Das1, Mrs. Geeta Rani Nayak2, Mrs. Rubi Pradhan2

1Lecturer, 2Assistant Professor,
Department of Pediatric Nursing Sum Nursing College, Siksha’O’Anusandhan, Deemed to be University, Kalinga Nagar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, pin-751003

Corresponding Author: Miss Smita Manjusha Das


Objectives – The study was designed to evaluate the effect of balloon and bubble therapy on physiological parameters of lower respiratory tract infection among 3-12 years children.
Methods- 60 children between 3-12 years of age with lower respiratory tract infection were randomized to receive either balloon therapy or bubble therapy. Pre-assessment of physiological parameters (respiration rate, oxygen saturation, abnormal breath sound and using of accessory muscles during coughing ) was done then both the groups were instructed to either blow balloon or bubble for 10 times in 1 session for 3 sessions in a day with 1 hour difference between sessions for 6 days. Post assessment was done after intervention.
Result& interpretation- Finding of the study revealed that there was significant difference observed between pre and posttest mean score of physiological parameters both in bubble and balloon group at p < 0.0001. Highly statistically significant difference was observed in all physiological parameters between both group (p- value 0.0001, 0.01 and 0.009) respectively. But No significant difference was found in respiration rate between two groups (p- value 0.27).
Conclusion- Present study implies that both bubble and balloon blowing exercise are equally effective in improvement of physiological parameters of children with lower respiratory tract infection.

Key words: balloon blowing, bubble blowing, lower respiratory tract infection

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