PENATALAKSANAAN FISIOTERAPI DENGAN NEBULISASI DAN CHEST PHYSIOTHERAPY TERHADAP DERAJAT SESAK NAPAS DAN EKSPANSI THORAKS PADA PENDERITA PENYAKIT PARU OBSTRUKSI KRONIS (PPOK)
The increasing number of smokers, especially at a young age, as well as air pollution indoors and outdoors and at work are risk factors that are thought to be related to the incidence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive obstructive of the airway and is not completely reversible, which causes problematic as dispnea, breathing patterns changes and posture changes. The aim of this research was to determine the management of physiotherapy with nebulisation and chest physiotherapy on dispnea and chest expansion in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This research was case study in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) inpatient at Dungus Madiun Lung Hospital for 3 days with frequency of therapy 2 times per day. Dispnea was assessed with a borg scale and chest expansion is assesed with a measuring tape. The results showed that nebulisation and chest physiotherapy can reduce dispnea and increase chest expansion in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).