Open Access and Peer-reviewed
Home Journal Issues Guide for Authors Editorial Board Aims & Scope About Journal News & Announcements


Original Research 
RMJ. 2022; 47(2): 319-321


Effect of different body positions on pulmonary function of young healthy adults

Kiran Haq, Suman Shiraz, Maham Nasir, Marrium Batool, Aisha Razzaq, Areej Hassan.

Abstract
Objective: To investigate changes in pulmonary function when postural changes are made in sitting position.
Methodology: This cross sectional study enrolled 500 students of Riphah International University using non-probability convenience sampling technique. They performed spirometry in five different positions without nebulization out of which, three were done in sitting positions i.e. upright sitting, lordotic sitting and kyphotic sitting and standing and supine position. Subjects were allowed to take rest for 5 minutes between each successive position. The FEV1, FVC, PEFR and FVC/FEV1 were recorded for each position.
Results: Mean FEV1/FVC were 91±16.0 for standing, 86±15.4 for upright sitting, 84±19.7 for kyphotic sitting, 88±29.7 for lordotic sitting and 80±23.3 for supine positions, respectively. The change in the dynamic lung volumes was highly significant amongst these positions (p<0.28). There was statistical difference in dynamic lung volumes of males and females (p<0.001).
Conclusion: In healthy males and females, changes from the standing to sitting and supine position causes statistically significant changes in all the spirometry values owing to the changes in the respiratory pattern. The spirometry values of males and females were also profoundly different. There was no profoundly different change between different sitting positions.

Key words: PFTs, Spirometry, FEV1, FVC, PEFR, FEV1/FVC, gender differences, Sitting, Standing, Supine.


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Citation Tools
Related Records
 Articles by Kiran Haq
Articles by Suman Shiraz
Articles by Maham Nasir
Articles by Marrium Batool
Articles by Aisha Razzaq
Articles by Areej Hassan
on Google
on Google Scholar


How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

Haq K, Shiraz S, Nasir M, Batool M, Razzaq A, Hassan A. Effect of different body positions on pulmonary function of young healthy adults. RMJ. 2022; 47(2): 319-321.


Web Style

Haq K, Shiraz S, Nasir M, Batool M, Razzaq A, Hassan A. Effect of different body positions on pulmonary function of young healthy adults. https://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=92234 [Access: May 20, 2022].


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Haq K, Shiraz S, Nasir M, Batool M, Razzaq A, Hassan A. Effect of different body positions on pulmonary function of young healthy adults. RMJ. 2022; 47(2): 319-321.



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Haq K, Shiraz S, Nasir M, Batool M, Razzaq A, Hassan A. Effect of different body positions on pulmonary function of young healthy adults. RMJ. (2022), [cited May 20, 2022]; 47(2): 319-321.



Harvard Style

Haq, K., Shiraz, . S., Nasir, . M., Batool, . M., Razzaq, . A. & Hassan, . A. (2022) Effect of different body positions on pulmonary function of young healthy adults. RMJ, 47 (2), 319-321.



Turabian Style

Haq, Kiran, Suman Shiraz, Maham Nasir, Marrium Batool, Aisha Razzaq, and Areej Hassan. 2022. Effect of different body positions on pulmonary function of young healthy adults. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (2), 319-321.



Chicago Style

Haq, Kiran, Suman Shiraz, Maham Nasir, Marrium Batool, Aisha Razzaq, and Areej Hassan. "Effect of different body positions on pulmonary function of young healthy adults." Rawal Medical Journal 47 (2022), 319-321.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Haq, Kiran, Suman Shiraz, Maham Nasir, Marrium Batool, Aisha Razzaq, and Areej Hassan. "Effect of different body positions on pulmonary function of young healthy adults." Rawal Medical Journal 47.2 (2022), 319-321. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Haq, K., Shiraz, . S., Nasir, . M., Batool, . M., Razzaq, . A. & Hassan, . A. (2022) Effect of different body positions on pulmonary function of young healthy adults. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (2), 319-321.








AUTHOR LOGIN

REVIEWER LOGIN

Indexed
&
Abstracted


Indexed in WHO Index Medicus IMEMR, Emromedex, Pakmedinet, ExtraMED,  Scopus, Web of Science and Tehqeeqat

                     Approved by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan 


ABOUT JOURNAL
POLICIES
STATEMENTS

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.

The articles in Rawal Medical Journal are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.