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Respiratory rehabilitation: a physiotherapy approach to the control of asthma symptoms and anxiety.
Clinics (Sao Paulo) 2012; 67(11):1291-7C

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of this study were to verify the degree of anxiety, respiratory distress, and health-related quality of life in a group of asthmatic patients who have experienced previous panic attacks. Additionally, we evaluated if a respiratory physiotherapy program (breathing retraining) improved both asthma and panic disorder symptoms, resulting in an improvement in the health-related quality of life of asthmatics.

METHODS

Asthmatic individuals were assigned to a chest physiotherapy group that included a breathing retraining program held once a week for three months or a paired control group that included a Subtle Touch program. All patients were assessed using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV, the Sheehan Anxiety Scale, the Quality of Life Questionnaire, and spirometry parameter measurements.

RESULTS

Both groups had high marks for panic disorder and agoraphobia, which limited their quality of life. The Breathing Retraining Group program improved the clinical control of asthma, reduced panic symptoms and agoraphobia, decreased patient scores on the Sheehan Anxiety Scale, and improved their quality of life. Spirometry parameters were unchanged.

CONCLUSION

Breathing retraining improves the clinical control of asthma and anxiety symptoms and the health-related quality of life in asthmatic patients.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medicine, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23184206

Citation

Laurino, Renata André, et al. "Respiratory Rehabilitation: a Physiotherapy Approach to the Control of Asthma Symptoms and Anxiety." Clinics (Sao Paulo, Brazil), vol. 67, no. 11, 2012, pp. 1291-7.
Laurino RA, Barnabé V, Saraiva-Romanholo BM, et al. Respiratory rehabilitation: a physiotherapy approach to the control of asthma symptoms and anxiety. Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2012;67(11):1291-7.
Laurino, R. A., Barnabé, V., Saraiva-Romanholo, B. M., Stelmach, R., Cukier, A., & Nunes, M. d. o. . P. (2012). Respiratory rehabilitation: a physiotherapy approach to the control of asthma symptoms and anxiety. Clinics (Sao Paulo, Brazil), 67(11), pp. 1291-7.
Laurino RA, et al. Respiratory Rehabilitation: a Physiotherapy Approach to the Control of Asthma Symptoms and Anxiety. Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2012;67(11):1291-7. PubMed PMID: 23184206.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Respiratory rehabilitation: a physiotherapy approach to the control of asthma symptoms and anxiety. AU - Laurino,Renata André, AU - Barnabé,Viviane, AU - Saraiva-Romanholo,Beatriz M, AU - Stelmach,Rafael, AU - Cukier,Alberto, AU - Nunes,Maria do Patrocínio T, PY - 2012/06/12/received PY - 2012/09/19/accepted PY - 2012/11/28/entrez PY - 2012/11/28/pubmed PY - 2013/7/28/medline SP - 1291 EP - 7 JF - Clinics (Sao Paulo, Brazil) JO - Clinics (Sao Paulo) VL - 67 IS - 11 N2 - OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to verify the degree of anxiety, respiratory distress, and health-related quality of life in a group of asthmatic patients who have experienced previous panic attacks. Additionally, we evaluated if a respiratory physiotherapy program (breathing retraining) improved both asthma and panic disorder symptoms, resulting in an improvement in the health-related quality of life of asthmatics. METHODS: Asthmatic individuals were assigned to a chest physiotherapy group that included a breathing retraining program held once a week for three months or a paired control group that included a Subtle Touch program. All patients were assessed using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV, the Sheehan Anxiety Scale, the Quality of Life Questionnaire, and spirometry parameter measurements. RESULTS: Both groups had high marks for panic disorder and agoraphobia, which limited their quality of life. The Breathing Retraining Group program improved the clinical control of asthma, reduced panic symptoms and agoraphobia, decreased patient scores on the Sheehan Anxiety Scale, and improved their quality of life. Spirometry parameters were unchanged. CONCLUSION: Breathing retraining improves the clinical control of asthma and anxiety symptoms and the health-related quality of life in asthmatic patients. SN - 1980-5322 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23184206/Respiratory_rehabilitation:_a_physiotherapy_approach_to_the_control_of_asthma_symptoms_and_anxiety_ L2 - http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1807-59322012001100012&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -