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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 78-79

Physiotherapy in medical conditions, Gynaecological conditions, sleep and cardio-respiratory conditions: AB No: 107: Immediate effect of KAZOO on Lung Function, Rate of Perceived Exertion and Oxygen Saturation in Obese Collegiate Students: A Pre- and Post- Clinical Trial

KAHER Institute of Physiotherapy

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DOI: 10.4103/2456-7787.361069

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Purpose: Previous studies show the use of various wind instruments in respiratory conditions to change and/or affect the lung functions, although a very few studies talk about the use of Kazoo instrument. This study was undertaken to evaluate the short-term effects of Kazoo playing for 5-minutes and its affection on the lung function, perceived physical exertion and oxygen saturation. The study also helps understand if Kazoo playing can be used as an adjunct therapy in relieving dyspnea in patients. Relevance: Obesity is known to affect the lung function, along with the level of perception of exertion in an individual. This study helps find the effect of playing Kazoo in affection to the lung functions and level of exertion. Participants: Twenty- two participants from healthcare universities of all genders in the age group of 18–29 years, of BMI more than or equal to 30kg/m2 were included in the study. Methods: A pre- and post- clinical trial was conducted using convenience sampling. Analysis: Continuous variables are given as means ± SDs and categorical data as percentages. Comparisons were done using Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, of the paired sample t-test, when parametric test assumptions were met, and the Non- Parametric Wilcoxon paired test was used for non-parametric data. Results: Participants showed a significant improvement in Forced Vital Capacity, Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second and peak expiratory flow rate along with perceived level of exertion on the Modified Borg Scale (p<0.05). However, there is no improvement observed in the values of oxygen saturation (p>0.05). Conclusion: In conclusion, there is a significant positive immediate effect of Kazoo on lung function and rate of perceived exertion in obese collegiate students. Although there is no consistent increase in oxygen saturation after the intervention. Implications: Playing of Kazoo instrument can be a viable option in improving pulmonary functions in obese individuals.

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