Breathing Exercises in Asthma Targeting Dysfunctional Breathing – a randomised controlled trial with a nested qualitative study

Project: PhD Project

Project Details


PhD student Karen Hjerrild Andreasson

Key findings

An RCT with 190 patients.
Patients with uncontrolled asthma were randomized to standard care (visits in out-patients clinics) or physiotherapy (breathing retraining). Patients in the intervention group experienced improved asthma-related quality of life. Effect was related to improved anxiety-related symptoms, and asthma control. No adverse events were observed.
Physiotherapy to patients with uncontrolled astma is cheap and improves QoL with a large effect size comparable to that of adding second controllers to inhaled steroids.
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Effective start/end date01/09/201601/10/2022


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