Volume : 3, Issue : 3, AUG 2019


Dr. Mohita Singh, Shaillendra Kumar, Amit Kumar, Utkarsh Dubey, Priyanka Singh, Ajay Kumar


The effect of diaphragmatic breathing exercise and active cycle breathing technique on hypertensive patient. Subject and method: 30 subject were included in this study they were assigned into two groups by inclusion and exclusion criteria (n= 15 per group) group A (experimental group) in this group included diaphragmatic breathing exercise and group (experimental group) in this group included active cycle of breathing exercise. Result:  The study demonstrated score among two groups. Represents the comparison between mean of Pre-exercise MAP  112.33 (±4.64), and 4thwk MAP 105.73 (±4.51)after DBE, also compare the mean (±SD) of Pre-exercise MAP114.67 (±4.42),  and 4thwk MAP 109.0(±4.67)after ACBT, it also compare the effectiveness of both group and found no significant betterment in DBE & ACBT. Conclusion: Hence we concluded that practicing breathing exercises enhances parasympathetic activity, vagal tone and decreases the sympathetic excitability, thereby effectively reducing the blood pressure, it can be emphasized as a non-pharmacological adjunct in hypertensive patients along with drug treatment but there is no significant difference in between types of exercises, as DBE & ACBT both shows significant effects on hypertensive patients but don’t shows any significant difference in types of exercises selected, so p-value <0.33 hence null hypothesis accepted &alternative hypothesis rejected.


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