Purpose: To evaluate the effects of short term treatment of Flutter device and Autogenic Drainage (AD) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Methods: Thirty male and female COPD patients were randomly assigned into two groups, were trained for the intervention, and then the intervention was performed by them. Peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), Arterial Oxygen saturation (SpO2), Respiratory rate and Pulse rate were measured pre and post.
Results: There was no statistically significant difference between the groups. Within group analysis showed that both the treatments were equally effective in improving the dependent variables.
Conclusion: Flutter is as effective as the AD. Any of the techniques can be used in COPD patients according to patients and physiotherapist preferences.
Published on: Oct 1, 2015 Pages: 44-50