This study was conducted to clarify the effect of different types of exercises in improving venlilatory functions in welders.
Sixty male welders, age ranged between 20–30 years, have been selected from Abu Al-Yazid welding exhaust factory at 6 of October industrial area. Data of each case were collected from the medical examination and spirometric results to measure forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1) and maximum voluntary ventilation (MM V). Before the period of’ training the workers were classified randomly into three groups. First group was trained by arm exercise connected with breathing. Second group was trained by incentive spirometer. Third group was trained by both an exercise and incentive spirometer. The ventilatory function test was performed to each subject pre and after two months of training to mark out the values of FVC, FEV1, and MVV.
Results showed that breathing exercise programs improve ventilatory functions (FVC, FEV1, MVV) after two months of training.
The study supports the importance of aim exercise connected with breathing and incentive spirometer as a method of breathing exercise in improving the ventilatory functions in welders.
The welders are in risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; so it is very benificial to maintain and improve the ventilatory parameters of the welders by exercise and incentive spirometer in welders with impaired lung functions.
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