Document Type : Research Article
Background: Chest drains or the tube thoracotomy or intercostal drainage tube gives a
technique for eliminating the air and fluid from the pleural space. It is a most painful
cut repressing the hacking, breathing and decreasing the pulmonary functions. The use
of TENS gives a pain-relieving impact which decreases the nociceptive pathways and
helps in working on pulmonary functions. Consequently, the review expects to see the
impact of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on pulmonary functions in
patients with an intercostal drainage tube.
Material and Method: The review consists of 10 patients with Intercostal Drainage
Tube were chosen by convenient sampling at Darbhanga Medical College. The patients
were taken in the age group of 20-40 years according to inclusion criteria and
intervention protocol was given for 2 weeks.
Outcome measures: Pulmonary Function Test (FEV1 and FVC).
Results: The mean contrast for FEV1 in litre was 0.225, t esteem 3.406, p esteem 0.0078
and Pred% were 16, t esteem 18.674,p value<0.0001.The mean distinction for FVC in
litre was 0.3010,t worth 3.4549,p worth 0.0062 and Pred% was 16,t worth 14.884,p
worth <0.0001.Both (FEV1 and FVC) have shown critical improvement after the
utilization of TENS for quite some time in patients with Intercostal Drainage Tube.
Conclusion: The review concluded that the utilization of Transcutaneous Electrical
Nerve Stimulation worked on the Pulmonary Functions in Patients with Intercostal