Elizabeth A. Holloway

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BACKGROUND An integrated breathing and relaxation technique known as the Papworth method has been implemented by physiotherapists since the 1960s for patients with asthma and dysfunctional breathing, but no controlled trials have been reported. This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Papworth method in a randomised controlled trial. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma is the most common chronic disease in childhood. Breathing exercise techniques have been widely used by researchers and professionals in the search for complementary therapies for the treatment of asthma. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of breathing exercises in children with asthma. SEARCH METHODS We searched for trials in the(More)
ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS " If I have seen far, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. " Sir Isaac Newton (1643 – 1727) Many thanks are owed to friends and family near and far without whom these pages would not have materialized. I am grateful to Dr. Thompson for his guidance, patience, and counsel and for providing me the opportunity of conducting(More)
BACKGROUND Breathing exercises have been widely used worldwide as a complementary therapy to the pharmacological treatment of people with asthma. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the evidence for the efficacy of breathing exercises in the management of patients with asthma. SEARCH METHODS The search for trials led review authors to review the literature available(More)
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