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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 3, No. 2, 2000, pp. 81-84
Bioline Code: md00025
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2000, pp. 81-84

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ARINOLA O. SANYA AND ADEMOLA M. ADEBIYI

Résumé

L' objectip de cette etudevd' etait obsenver si les techniques specifiques de respiration pauvaient. etre employees pour detourner lattention du patient de la severite de la douleur pendant les procedes physiotherapeutiques douloureux. Le procede' douloureux utilise dans cette etule est ta stimulation electrique du muscle du libia anteueur. Les limites de douleurs et de tolerance etaient mesurees a laide de l' echelle analoque vesuelle (EAV). Les techniques de respiration controlees employees etaient les techniques de profonde respiration ralentie et lente. Les Resultals montraient que les techniques specifiques de respiration ne causaient aucune difference significative sur la limite de douleur et de tolerance des malades vis a vis de la stimulation electrique du muscle du tibia antenieur. Les technique de respiration controlee pourrait donc ne pas etre cliniquement importantes dans le detournement de l' attention des patients de la douleur pendant les proceides physiotherapeutiques douloureux et inconfortable.

 
 en EFFECT OF CONTROLLED BREATHING ON PAIN TOLERANCE
ARINOLA O. SANYA AND ADEMOLA M. ADEBIYI

Abstract

The aim of this study was to see if specific techniques of breathing exercises could be employed to divert patient's attention from the severity of pain during painful physiotherapy procedures. The painful procedure used in the study was faradic stimulation of the tibialis anterior muscle. Pain threshold and tolerance were assessed using the Visual Analogue Scale [VAS]. The breathing controlled techniques employed were normal, fast-shallow and slow deep breathing techniques. The results showed that the specific breathing techniques caused no significant difference in the pain threshold and tolerance of the subjects to faradic electrical stimulation of the tibialis anterior muscle. The controlled breathing techniques might therefore not be of significant clinical value in diverting attention from pain during painful and uncomfortable physiotherapy procedures.

Keywords
Controlled breathing, Pain Tolerance, Nigerians

 
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