Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 26, Pages: 1-6
Se-Eun Kwon, Dong-Yeop Lee, Ji-Heon Hong, Jae-Ho Yu and Jin-Seop Kim*
Department of Physical therapy, Sun Moon University, Asan-Si, Chung-Nam, Korea; [email protected]
The purpose of this study is to find standing angle changes how effect on the pulmonary function. After pre-test, 13 healthy adult males and 12 females were recruited and had been agreed to participate in the study as the subjects (total 30). The participants were changed in their position (0˚ supine position, 45˚ lean sitting position, 90˚ standing position) and were measured up the pulmonary function. The results of three angles in FVC (Forced Vital Capacity), FEV₁ (Forced Expiratory Volume at one second), FEV₁/ FVC, show the significant difference. However, PEF (Peak Expiratory Flow) shows no significant difference. In conclusion, this study demonstrated that 90˚ standing position has more effect on respiration than 0˚ supine position and 45˚ lean sitting position.
Keywords: Respiration, Tilt Table, Various Angle, Ventilation.
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