Objectives: The main aim of the study was to
assess the effectiveness of deep breathing exercise with
incentive Spirometer on the respiratory status of
patients who have undergone cardiothoracic and
vascular surgery in selected hospitals of Chennai.
Methods Research design used for the study was quasi
experimental one group pre-test post-test design. The
study was conducted on 30 patients who have
undergone cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at
Cardio Thoracic and Vascular wards of Bharathiraja
multi-speciality hospital and Global hospital, Chennai.
Scratified random sampling technique was used. Data
collection tool consisted of demographic variables and
assessment of respiratory status using Respiratory Rate.
Modified Bory Dyspnea Scule Peak Flow Meter and
Keywords : Deep Breathing Exercise, Incentive Spirometer, and Respiratory Status.