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International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
ISSN (online) : 2278-9030
ISSN (Print) : 2278-9014
ISSUES : 4/year
PUBLISHER : Rehabilitation Without Borders

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Efficacy of Weight Reduction on Selected Ventilatory Functions in Obese Girls

Sally E. Ragheb, Akram A. Sayed, Samah M. Ismail, Gamal A. Yamamah.

Abstract
Background: Obesity is one of the biggest public health problems worldwide. It currently affects all age groups, including children and adolescents. Fat tissue accumulation impairs ventilatory function in adults and children.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to find out the efficacy of weight reduction on selected pulmonary functions in obese girls.
Methods and Material: Thirty obese girls were recruited for the study, their age ranged from 12 to15 years with mean value of 13.87 1.22 years. They were selected randomly from Dar El-Salam General Hospital based on the inclusion criteria. They performed Aerobic exercise program 3 times per week in addition to diet modification for 12 weeks.
Results: Our program of weight reduction lead to significant decrease in weight and BMI by 2.66% and 4.09% respectively (p< 0.001). Pulmonary functions test showed significant improvement of VC, FVC, FEF25%-75%, Best FVC and Best FEV1 by 53.68%, 41.37%, 205.34%, 113.25% and 101.71% respectively (p< 0.001). Conclusion: We concluded that studied ventilatory functions were improved for all girls in response to our weight reduction program.

Key words: Obesity, Weight reduction, pulmonary function tests, Children.


 
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Sally E. Ragheb, Akram A. Sayed, Samah M. Ismail, Gamal A. Yamamah. Efficacy of Weight Reduction on Selected Ventilatory Functions in Obese Girls. IJHRS. 2017; 6(4): 179-186. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000135


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Sally E. Ragheb, Akram A. Sayed, Samah M. Ismail, Gamal A. Yamamah. Efficacy of Weight Reduction on Selected Ventilatory Functions in Obese Girls. http://www.ijhrs.org/?mno=292414 [Access: June 18, 2021]. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000135


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Sally E. Ragheb, Akram A. Sayed, Samah M. Ismail, Gamal A. Yamamah. Efficacy of Weight Reduction on Selected Ventilatory Functions in Obese Girls. IJHRS. 2017; 6(4): 179-186. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000135



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Sally E. Ragheb, Akram A. Sayed, Samah M. Ismail, Gamal A. Yamamah. Efficacy of Weight Reduction on Selected Ventilatory Functions in Obese Girls. IJHRS. (2017), [cited June 18, 2021]; 6(4): 179-186. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000135



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Sally E. Ragheb, Akram A. Sayed, Samah M. Ismail, Gamal A. Yamamah (2017) Efficacy of Weight Reduction on Selected Ventilatory Functions in Obese Girls. IJHRS, 6 (4), 179-186. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000135



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Sally E. Ragheb, Akram A. Sayed, Samah M. Ismail, Gamal A. Yamamah. 2017. Efficacy of Weight Reduction on Selected Ventilatory Functions in Obese Girls. International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS), 6 (4), 179-186. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000135



Chicago Style

Sally E. Ragheb, Akram A. Sayed, Samah M. Ismail, Gamal A. Yamamah. "Efficacy of Weight Reduction on Selected Ventilatory Functions in Obese Girls." International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS) 6 (2017), 179-186. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000135



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Sally E. Ragheb, Akram A. Sayed, Samah M. Ismail, Gamal A. Yamamah. "Efficacy of Weight Reduction on Selected Ventilatory Functions in Obese Girls." International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS) 6.4 (2017), 179-186. Print. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000135



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Sally E. Ragheb, Akram A. Sayed, Samah M. Ismail, Gamal A. Yamamah (2017) Efficacy of Weight Reduction on Selected Ventilatory Functions in Obese Girls. International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS), 6 (4), 179-186. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000135



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