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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: October | Volume: 8 | Issue: 10 | Pages: 108-112

Effect of Balloon Blowing Exercise on Peak Expiratory Flow Rate in Modified Radical Mastectomy

Dr. Neha Chauhan (PT)1, Dr. Sambhaji Gunjal (PT) 2

1Postgraduate Student of Physiotherapy in CBR, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam College of Physiotherapy. PIMS, Loni.
2Assistant Professor, Department of Cardio-respiratory Physiotherapy, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam College of Physiotherapy. PIMS, Loni.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Neha Chauhan


Background: Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer death among females, accounting for 23% of the total cancer cases and 14% of the cancer deaths. Modified radical mastectomy was designed to reduce the cosmetic deformity produced by classical Halsted radical mastectomy. Peak expiratory flow (PEF), also called peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) is a person's maximum speed of expiration, as measured with a peak flow meter, a small, hand-held device used to monitor a person's ability to breathe out air.
Objective: To determine the effect of balloon blowing exercise on peak expiratory flow rate in patients with Radical Mastectomy. Methodology: 30 Participants with operated case of radical mastectomy from female surgery ward (in patient department) of Pravara Rural hospital, Loni. Study design of the study was Pre and Post experimental study. Balloon blowing exercises given for 1 week & Peak expiratory flow was measured before and after the exercises Result: Using paired t-test the mean ± SD value of pre and post PEFR were 175±80 and 264±77 respectively.
Conclusion: The study concluded that balloon blowing exercises improved peak expiratory flow rate and can be used as alternative method to improve respiratory functions

Key words: Modified Radical Mastectomy, Peak expiratory flow meter, balloon blowing exercise

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