Double blind randomised controlled trial of two different breathing techniques in the management of asthma.

@article{Slader2006DoubleBR,
  title={Double blind randomised controlled trial of two different breathing techniques in the management of asthma.},
  author={Cassandra A Slader and Helen K Reddel and Lissa Spencer and Elena G. Belousova and Carol L Armour and Sinthia Zrinka Bosnic-Anticevich and Francis Thien and Christine Jenkins},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2006},
  volume={61 8},
  pages={651-6}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that breathing techniques reduce short acting beta(2) agonist use and improve quality of life (QoL) in asthma. The primary aim of this double blind study was to compare the effects of breathing exercises focusing on shallow nasal breathing with those of non-specific upper body exercises on asthma symptoms, QoL, other measures of disease control, and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) dose. This study also assessed the effect of peak flow monitoring on outcomes… CONTINUE READING