Effect of diaphragmatic breathing exercise on quality of life in subjects with asthma: A systematic review.

Prem, V and Sahoo, Ramesh Chandra and Adhikari, Prabha (2013) Effect of diaphragmatic breathing exercise on quality of life in subjects with asthma: A systematic review. Physiotherapy: Theory and Practice, 29 (4). pp. 271-277. ISSN 1532-5040

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Abstract

The aim of this systematic review was to determine if diaphragmatic breathing exercise improves quality of life (QoL) in asthma. Electronic databases were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Data were extracted and risk of bias was assessed by two independent reviewers. Three RCTs were eligible for inclusion (254 subjects). Two studies compared diaphragmatic breathing exercise to asthma education, and one compared with asthma medication. Meta-analysis was not possible due to clinical heterogeneity of the studies. All three studies had a low risk of bias. All studies reported short-term effects, and long-term effects of breathing exercise on asthma quality life. There is a moderate evidence of improvement in QoL following diaphragmatic breathing both in short-term and long-term basis.

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Additional Information: Copy right of this article is belongs to Informa Healthcare.
Subjects: Allied Health > Bangalore Campus > Physiotherapy
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pulmonary Medicine
Depositing User: MCON Library
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2013 06:34
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2014 06:37
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138113

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