Effects of Diaphragmatic Breathing With and Without Resistance Program on Functional Capacity and Activity of Daily Living in Post Covid Patients.

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Effects of diaphragmatic breathing exercise with and without resistance exercise program on functional capacity and activity of daily living in post covid patients


The pandemic caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus has implied a major challenge for the health systems and economies all around the world, as well as for their justice institutions; After COVID recovery subject feels muscle weakness and joint stiffness; extreme tiredness (fatigue) and a lack of energy; sleep problems. And these factors disturb the individuals daily activities of life like unable do household chores and social activities. Breathing is a natural process that usually occurs without conscious effort. However, the average breath tends be shallow and does not engage the diaphragm very much. During diaphragmatic breathing, a person consciously engages their diaphragm in order take deeper breaths. A person will notice their stomach rising and falling. They will also feel an expanding or stretching sensation in the stomach, rather than solely in their chest and shoulders. In this research determine the effects of diaphragmatic breathing with and without resistance exercise program on functional capacity and activity of daily living in post COVID patients.

This study will be a randomized controlled trial. This study will be conducted in general hospital Lahore. In the present study under considerations we mainly look on the subjects meeting predetermined inclusion and exclusion criteria will be divided into two groups using lottery method. Sample size will be 42 including both male and female. QUESTIONNAIRE used as subjective measurements and BARTHEL INDEX as objective measurement. PCFS will be used to check the functional capacity and ordinal scale used to measure performance in activities of daily living will be used check activity of daily living. Subjects of one group will be treated with resistance training at both limbs, at upper limb wall press-up and dumbbell biceps curls will be used but at lower limb back squats and leg press will be used and the other group will be treated without resistance training. Each group performed special trainings for 12 weeks, 2 sessions per week; each session took about 1 hour. Protocols were started with 1 set of 10 repetitions at starting baseline and by improving performance and patients' compatibility with trainings, all eventually finished with 3 sets of 20 repetitions at the end of the protocol. Post treatment reading of PCFS and Barthel quality of life will be recorded after every week. Outcome variables will be PCFS, ordinal scale used to measure performance in activities of daily living and pulse oximeter. Data will be analyzed on SPSS-25.

Condition COVID-19 Pandemic
Treatment Diaphragmatic breathing with Resistance Training, diaphragmatic breathing with out resistance training
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05543551
SponsorRiphah International University
Last Modified on29 March 2023

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