Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 3 (June 2017)

Page No.: 2061-2065

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2017.121


Sneha D Ghuman1, Shilpa Parab 2.

*1 Assistant professor, MAEER’S Physiotherapy College, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

2 Principal, CMF’s College of Physiotherapy, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Sneha Ghuman, Assistant professor, MAEER’S Physiotherapy College, Talegaon Dabhade, Pune, Maharashtra 410507, India. Mobile no.: +919028951449: E-Mail: stunysneha9@gmail.com


Introduction: AIDS (Aquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome) is caused by a retrovirus called Human Immuno Deficiency Virus (HIV). The profile of HIV infection has changed dramatically since the advent of Highly Active Anti Retroviral Therapy (HAART). These developments have been mirrored by perceived increasing prevalence of impairments, activity limitations and participation restriction for many people living with HIV. There is changing gender trend in HIV cases.  Although HAART allows for reduction in HIV related mortality the extension in patient’s life can be associated with reduction in Quality of life. Exercise has been proven to health benefits like increased aerobic fitness to improve mood of general population. Aerobic exercise has been reported to reduce negative psychological states, but also to improve an array of positive states.

Materials and Methods: 25 subjects were selected as per the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Written consent was obtained. Subjects were trained at 50-70% of HR max for 3 times a week for 6 week.

Result: Pre and Post data was analyzed using Repeated measures ANOVAs.

Conclusion: Aerobic exercises help to improve Quality of life, Rate of perceived exertion and pulmonary function of females affected by HIV.

KEY WORDS: Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome, Anti Retroviral Therapy, Impairments, Aerobic Fitness.


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Cite this article: Sneha D Ghuman, Shilpa Parab. EFFECT OF AEROBIC EXERCISES ON QUALITY OF LIFE, RATE OF PERCEIVED EXERTION AND PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST IN HIV FEMALES. Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(3):2061-2065. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2017.121