Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2015)
Beneficial effects of Incentive Spirometry on Pulmonary Problems in Patients with sickle cell Anemia
Author(s): Amal A. Alotaibi, Intsar S. Waked
Abstract: Objective: To detect the effects of incentive spirometry on pulmonary problems in patients with sickle cell anemia. Subjects: Forty patients with homozygous sickle cell anemia assigned randomly into 2 groups; IS group that received incentive spirometry as well as medical treatment and Control group received medical treatment only. Pulmonary functions were measured before and after 8 weeks. Results: the results of study showed that there were significant differences after intervention between both groups as p value <0.05. Conclusion: The study concluded that incentive spirometry increased pulmonary functions and decreased the pulmonary problems in patients with sickle cell anemia.