Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of postural drainage and deep breathing-coughing exercises on oxygen saturation, triflo volume and pulmonary function test applied to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Methods: Postural drainage and deep breathing-coughing exercises were performed twice a day, morning and evening for 7 days. Hemodynamic parameters were recorded four times a day, pre-exercise and post-exercise. The forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume (FEV1) and FEV1 / FVC values obtained during the Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) were assessed at the end of the first day of the study before the exercise and at the end of the 7th day.
Results: As a result of the analyzes performed, there was a statistically significant difference in the oxygen saturation, triflo volume and pulmonary function test of the patients on all days before and after exercise.
Conclusions: Postural drainage and deep breathing-coughing exercises are effective in increasing oxygen saturation, triflo volume, pulmonary function tests.