Comparing Inspiratory Resistive Muscle Training with Incentive Spirometry on Rehabilitation of COPD Patients
Article first published online: 8 JAN 2014
© 2013 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 40, Issue 4, pages 243–248, July/August 2015
How to Cite
Heydari, A., Farzad, M. and Ahmadi hosseini, S.-h. (2015), Comparing Inspiratory Resistive Muscle Training with Incentive Spirometry on Rehabilitation of COPD Patients. Rehabilitation Nursing, 40: 243–248. doi: 10.1002/rnj.136
- Issue published online: 8 JUL 2015
- Article first published online: 8 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 SEP 2013
- COPD ;
- incentive spirometry;
- inspiratory resistive muscle training;
To examine the effect of incentive spirometry in pulmonary rehabilitation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and compare its efficacy with inspiratory resistive muscle training (IMT) technique.
Randomized controlled trial.
Thirty patients with COPD, from a general hospital in Mashhad, Iran, were randomly assigned to two study groups. All subjects trained daily in two 15-minute sessions, 4 days a week, for 4 weeks. Respiratory function tests were compared before interventions and at the end of weeks 2 and 4.
Both techniques improved the mean values of all respiratory function tests (p ≤ .01). The IMT technique was more effective to improve MVV and PImax (p ≤ .05). PEFR was better improved in the incentive spirometry group (p ≤ .05). There was no significant difference for other spirometric parameters between two groups.
Incentive spirometry can be considered as an effective component for pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD patients.