Face mask physiotherapy in cystic fibrosis

Arch Dis Child. 1986 Jun;61(6):598-600. doi: 10.1136/adc.61.6.598.


The use of the 'PEP' mask with forced expiratory coughing was compared with conventional physiotherapy over a one month period. No difference was shown in symptom scores, sputum production, or simple lung function tests. The mask was well accepted and allowed independent treatment by older patients.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis / therapy*
  • Female
  • Forced Expiratory Volume
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Physical Therapy Modalities / instrumentation*
  • Positive-Pressure Respiration / instrumentation*
  • Self-Help Devices