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BREATHE Trial

Trial Name:

BREATHE - A controlled study of the effectiveness of breathing retraining exercises taught by a physiotherapist by either instructional DVD or by face-to-face sessions in the management of asthma in adults.

Description:

A controlled study of the effectiveness of breathing training exercises taught by DVD or by face to face physiotherapy sessions in the management of asthma in adults.

Objectives:

Primary Objectives:

Secondary Objectives:

Design:

Pragmatic observer blinded 3 arm parallel group randomised controlled trial comparing breathing retraining through a DVD with 'face-to-face' physiotherapy and a 'control' of usual care for adults with asthma and impaired health status.

Status:

Completed

Population:

585 patients with asthma aged 16-70 years recruited across 27 GP surgeries.

Publication:

The BREATHE study: Breathing REtraining for Asthma — Trial of Home Exercises. A protocol summary of a randomised controlled trial

Contact details

All Trial enquiries should be addressed to ctu@soton.ac.uk

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