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Conventional chest physiotherapy compared to other forms of chest physiotherapy for cystic fibrosis

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • E Main,

    Lecturer in Childrens Physiotherapy Research, Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Child Health, Centre for Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Research, London, UK
    • E Main, Lecturer in Childrens Physiotherapy Research, Centre for Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Research, Institute of Child Health, Level 7, Old Building, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, WC1N 3JH, UK. Maine@gosh.nhs.uk.

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  • A Prasad,

  • C van der Schans


Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine the effectiveness and acceptability of conventional chest physiotherapy (airway clearance) compared to other forms of chest physiotherapy in maintaining or improving respiratory function in CF patients.

The following hypotheses will be tested:

conventional chest physiotherapy is more effective than other forms of chest physiotherapy in maintaining or improving respiratory function;
conventional chest physiotherapy is more acceptable to patients than other forms of chest physiotherapy.