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A randomised controlled study of the effectiveness of breathing retraining exercises taught by a physiotherapist either by instructional DVD or in face-to-face sessions in the management of asthma in adults

Abstract:

Asthma control is suboptimal, resulting in quality of life (QoL) impairment and costs. Breathing retraining exercises have evidence of effectiveness as adjuvant treatment, but are infrequently used.

To transfer the contents of a brief (three-session) physiotherapist-delivered breathing retraining programme to a digital versatile disc (DVD) and booklet format; to compare the effectiveness of the self-guided intervention with that of 'face-to-face' physiotherapy and usual care for QoL...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3310/hta21530

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Publisher:
NIHR Journals Library Publisher's website
Journal:
Health Technology Assessment Journal website
Volume:
21
Issue:
53
Pages:
1-196
Publication date:
2017-09-01
Acceptance date:
2017-05-01
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EISSN:
2046-4924
ISSN:
1366-5278
Pmid:
28944752
Source identifiers:
730883
Language:
English
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pubs:730883
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uuid:2673c1ba-3188-46c3-bb21-9c6423c6b1d0
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pubs:730883
Deposit date:
2017-11-09

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