Abstract

Asthma is a disorder such as chronic inflammation of the airways that causes hyperactivity of the
bronchi to various stimuli which is characterized by symptoms of recurrent episodic form of
wheezing , coughing , shortness of breath and tightness in the chest , especially at night or early
morning are generally reversible either with or without treatment. Asthma fluctuated ( intermittent
) means it can be quiet without symptoms , but can not interfere with the activities developed mild
to severe symptoms can even cause death . One indication of obstruction in the respiratory tract is
Forced expiratory volume in 1 second ( FEV1 ) decreased . Forced expiratory volume in 1 second
is the amount of air that is expelled as soon as possible in the first second after taking the deepest
breath. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of asthma gymnastics to increased
FEV1 in patients with asthma . The design of this study is a quasi experimental study with pre-
post study design -test group design . FEV1 measurements made at the beginning , middle and end
of the treatment of asthma gymnastics performed 1 week 3 times in the morning with a sample of
20 respondents . Gymnastics asthma conducted every Tuesday , Thursday and Saturday at 07.00
pm for 12 weeks . FEV1 measurements done using sprirometri brand " Autospiro AS - 505 "
Minato Japanese production . People with asthma are taken by a medical diagnosis is determined
by thedoctor at the health center Brits with the male gender .The result of this study is there
before and after the effect of asthma gymnastics to increased FEV1 in patients with asthma .


Keywords : Gymnastics asthma , FEV1 , asthma