Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training and Incentive Spirometer on Postmenopausal Asthmatic Women

2020-02-17 18:20:56 | BioPortfolio


Objective: To compare the effectiveness of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) and incentive spirometer on ventilatory functions in post-menopausal asthmatic women. Participants and methods: A total of forty postmenopausal women suffering from asthma, their ages ranged from 50 to 60 years old, and their body mass index of the patient don't exceed 30kg/m2. They were recruited from patient chest clinic in Kasr -El- Ainy Teaching Hospital, Cairo University, Egypt.


They signed a consent form, confidentiality was assured. They assigned into two groups (A) who received inspiratory muscle training in the form of: Inspiratory threshold muscle trainer in addition to traditional chest physical therapy intervention (Deep breath, cough training) while patients in group (B): received traditional chest physical therapy intervention and incentive spirometer, three sessions per week for six weeks. Patients in both groups were assessed before treatment (pre-training) then after treatment (post-training) (after 6 weeks) to measure lung functions using electronic spirometer. The training program was carried in the duration from January 2019 to July 2019.

Study Design




incentive spirometer, Inspiratory muscle trainer device


Ghada Ebrahim Elrefaye
Assistant professor




Cairo University

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