Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the airway. The breathing technique developed to control asthma is the Buteyko breathing technique. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of Buteyko’s breathing technique on decreasing the degree of shortness in asthma patients. The design of this study was the Quasy Experiment. Respondents were 18 divided into control groups and treatment groups by the Consecutive Sampling technique. The independent variable was Buteyko’s breathing technique. The dependent variable was the degree of shortness. Data was taken with practice every day for a week and observation sheets. Data were analyzed using the Wilcoxon Signed-Rank statistical test, Paired T-test, Mann Whitney, and Independent T-test. In the treatment group there were differences before and after the intervention in: respiratory frequency (p = 0.000), pulse (p = 0.001), and degree of shortness (p = 0.014), except for the use of respiratory muscles (p = 1.000). In the control group, differences were found, respiratory rate (p = 0.002), degree of difficulty (p = 0.046), except for pulses (p = 0.908), use of respiratory muscles (1.000). Independent T-test showed there were differences in respiratory rates (RR) (p = 0.019), pulse (p = 0.001) in the treatment or control group, while Mann Whitney showed no difference in the degree of shortness (p = 0.011) and there was no difference in the use of breathing muscles (p = 1.000). The results showed that there was an influence of Buteyko’s breathing technique on decreasing the degree of shortness in asthma.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||EurAsian Journal of BioSciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2020|
- Buteyko breathing technique
- Degree of tightness