Yoga therapy decreases dyspnea-related distress and improves functional performance in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a pilot study.

@article{DoneskyCuenco2009YogaTD,
  title={Yoga therapy decreases dyspnea-related distress and improves functional performance in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a pilot study.},
  author={Doranne Donesky-Cuenco and Huong Q. Nguyen and Steven M Paul and Virginia Carrieri-Kohlman},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={225-34}
}
BACKGROUND There has been limited study of yoga training as a complementary exercise strategy to manage the symptom of dyspnea in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). PURPOSE The primary purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate a yoga program for its safety, feasibility, and efficacy for decreasing dyspnea intensity (DI) and dyspnea-related distress (DD) in older adults with COPD. METHODS Clinically stable patients with COPD (n = 29; age 69.9 +/- 9.5; forced… CONTINUE READING

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