Mullholland, C, Lennon, Sheila and Graham, R (1994) Does prone positioning improve oxygen saturation in a patient with cystic fibrosis? An alternating-treatment single case design. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 10 (4). pp. 223-233. [Journal article]
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Chest physiotherapy involves the use of a package of techniques directed at a variety of problems including those experienced by patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Positioning forms an integral part of chest physiotherapy; yet the role of positioning has rarely been investigated. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of prone positioning with the effects of a physiotherapy package within an alternating single case design in a patient with CF. Measurements of oxygen saturation (SaO-2) and sputum production were recorded over a 5 day period during both physiotherapy and prone positioning sessions. Both physiotherapy and prone positioning improved SaO-2 values. Readings of SaO-2 within each session during prone positioning showed more improvement than those recorded during physiotherapy; however, mean SaO-2 and sputum production were significantly greater during physiotherapy. The implications for clinical practice are discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies|
|Deposited By:||Dr Sheila Lennon-Fraser|
|Deposited On:||02 Apr 2010 10:08|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 09:49|
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