Students nowadays have online studies due to Covid 19 pandemic which leads to, less of physical activities and sedentary behavior that impacts their overall health. Functional capacity of students has decreased due to increase weight, less activity level and smoking as seen in various studies. This study was undertaken to assess and identify physiotherapy students having reduce breath holding capacity. One to one survey was conducted that included Body Mass Index, Wait-Hip Ratio and Breath holding test of total 198 physiotherapy students using convenience sampling. The breath holding capacity of all physiotherapy students was studied. Data was analyzed using descriptive analysis. Reduced breath holding capacity in students was identified and they were encouraged for life style modification and physical activity regularly for improving their functional capacity.
Sumedh Mohan Komurlekar, Sabina Salim Kazi Hakim, Shweta Satish Devare Phadke, Pranati Tilak. A cross-sectional survey study on breath holding capacity in undergraduate physiotherapy students. International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education, Volume 7, Issue 4, 2022, Pages 45-50