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2022 ◽  
Vol 28 (1) ◽  
pp. 17-19
Guangheng Wang ◽  
Yuqi Cai

ABSTRACT Introduction: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a respiratory disease characterized by incomplete reversibility of airflow obstruction and persistent respiratory symptoms. Objective: To explore the therapeutic effect of physical exercise on patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in pulmonary rehabilitation. Methods: Forty-eight experimental subjects were divided into control group, experimental group 1, and experimental group 2 for research. The control group received normal medical-related treatment without any other means of intervention. In addition to normal medical-related treatment, experimental group 1 received breathing training and educational interventions and experimental group 2 received exercise, breathing training and educational interventions. Results: The vital capacity of female subjects before and during the experiment ranged from 2.23±0.01 to 2.26±0.04, the FVC ranged from 2.00±0.02 to 2.01±0.03, the FEV1 ranged from 1.03±0.01 to 1.03±0.01,the FEV1% ranged from 55.50±1.29 to 55.25±1.71,the FEV1/FVC ranged from 51.44±0.24 to 50.84±1.00, andthe heart rate ranges from 65.00±0.82 to 65.50±1.29. Conclusions: Exercise training can increase the exercise tolerance of patients with COPD, relieve dyspnea, and improve the quality of life. Level of evidence II; Therapeutic studies - investigation of treatment results.

2021 ◽  
Vol 18 (23) ◽  
pp. 714
Sarawut Jansang ◽  
Parunkul Tungsukruthai ◽  
Sorachai Srisuma ◽  
Kusuma Sriyakul ◽  
Aungkana Krajarng ◽  

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third-highest cause of death in the world, also true in Thailand. There are various methods to treat COPD such as medication and non-drug therapies for respiratory rehabilitation. The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of pursed-lip breathing (PLB) by using a windmill toy in COPD patients. The participants in this randomized controlled trial study were 60 to 75 years old. The total number of 46 participants were equally divided into 2 groups: The intervention group and the control group (23 participants each). The intervention group used breathing training through a windmill toy, whereas the control group received training in standard breathing patterns. The training was performed over sessions in 1 week. Lung function, respiratory muscle strength, and 6-minute walk test (6MWT) were recorded at baseline, and between 6 - 12 weeks (follow-up). The intervention group and the control group improved significantly in lung function and muscle strength (p < 0.05). In addition, 6MWT in the intervention group increased significantly when compared to the control group (p < 0.05) at week 12. In conclusion, the PLB using a windmill toy is a new form of breathing training that is effective in promoting the strength of the muscles used for breathing, lung performance, and cardiovascular function in COPD patients. HIGHLIGHTS The use of windmill toys is a new form of breathing exercise that is effective in strengthening Using innovative models applied in medicine and public health to promote prevention of severe disease The greatest benefit of pulmonary function training is that patients have a better quality of life and longer life

Sensors ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 21 (16) ◽  
pp. 5462
Kun-Chan Lan ◽  
Che-Wei Li ◽  
Yushing Cheung

Many studies have shown that slow breathing training is beneficial for human health. However, several factors might discourage beginners from continuing their training. For example, a long training period is generally required for benefit realization, and there is no real-time feedback to trainees to adjust their breathing control strategy. To raise the user’s interest in breathing exercise training, a virtual reality system with multimodal biofeedback is proposed in this work. In our system, a realistic human model of the trainee is provided in virtual reality (VR). At the same time, abdominal movements are sensed, and the breathing rate can be visualized. Being aware of the breathing rate, the trainee can regulate his or her breathing to achieve a slower breathing rate. An additional source of tactile feedback is combined with visual feedback to provide a more immersive experience for the trainees. Finally, the user’s satisfaction with the proposed system is reported through questionnaires. Most of the users find it enjoyable to use such a system for mediation training.

2021 ◽  
Vol 6 (1) ◽  
pp. 41-54
M. Anis Bachtiar ◽  
Aun Falestien Faletehan

The problems of stress and failure in emotion management among teenagers have always been a major concern among scholars and practitioners. Recent literature has been trying to find the best formula to help teenagers to control their emotions. This study aims to examine the influence of self-healing on teenagers' emotion management. Based on an experimental-quantitative approach including both pre-test and post-test designs, this study details how structured training and practice of self-healing may help individuals in managing their emotions. By taking a research setting in one of the theoretically selected educational institutions, this study periodically tested and observed 40 students as training participants. As a result, apart from demonstrating the uniqueness osf self-healing training which involves spiritual development processes (e.g., pembaiatan, religious learning) and physical exercise (e.g., pencak silat, relaxed breathing training), the findings also show that self-healing has a positive impact on students' ability to control their emotion.

2021 ◽  
Yanick Xavier Lukic ◽  
Shari Klein ◽  
Victoria Brügger ◽  
Olivia Clare Keller ◽  
Elgar Fleisch ◽  

BACKGROUND Slow-paced breathing has been shown to be positively associated with psychological and physiological health. In practice, however, there is little long-term engagement with breathing training, as shown by the usage statistics of breathing training apps. New research suggests that a gameful smartphone-delivered breathing training may address this challenge. OBJECTIVE This study assesses the impact of breathing training, that is guided by a gameful visualization, on perceived experiential and instrumental values, and the intention to engage in such a training. METHODS A between-subject online experiment with 170 participants was conducted and one-way MANOVA and t test analyses were used to test for any difference in intrinsic experiential value, perceived effectiveness, and the intention to engage in either a breathing training with a gameful or a nongameful guidance visualization. Moreover, prior experience in gaming and meditation practices were assessed as moderator variables for a preliminary analysis. RESULTS The intrinsic experiential value for the gameful visualization was found to be significantly higher compared to the nongameful visualization (P=.002), while there was no difference in either perceived effectiveness (P=.75) or the intention to engage (P=.55). The preliminary analysis of the influence of meditation and gaming experience on the outcomes indicates that people with more meditation experience yielded higher intrinsic experiential values from using the gameful visualization than when using the nongameful visualization (P=.01). This analysis did not find any additional evidence of gaming time or meditation impacting the outcomes. CONCLUSIONS The gameful visualization was found to increase the intrinsic experiential value of the breathing training without decreasing the perceived effectiveness. However, there were no differences in intentions to engage in both breathing trainings. Gaming and meditation experiences seem to have no or only a small positive moderating effect on the relationship between the gameful visualization and the intrinsic experiential value. Future longitudinal field studies are required to assess the impact of gameful breathing training on actual behavior, that is, long-term engagement, and outcomes.

2021 ◽  
Vol 56 ◽  
pp. 101008
Nipa Srimookda ◽  
Donwiwat Saensom ◽  
Thapanawong Mitsungnern ◽  
Praew Kotruchin ◽  
Wasana Ruaisungnoen

Heart ◽  
2021 ◽  
pp. heartjnl-2020-318574
Julia Hock ◽  
Julia Remmele ◽  
Renate Oberhoffer ◽  
Peter Ewert ◽  
Alfred Hager

ObjectivePatients with tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) have limited pulmonary blood flow before corrective surgery and ongoing dysfunction of the pulmonary valve and right ventricle throughout life leading to lower exercise capacity and lung volumes in many patients. Inhalation training can increase lung volumes, improve pulmonary blood flow and consequently exercise capacity. This study tests whether home-based daily breathing training improves exercise capacity and lung volumes.MethodsFrom February 2017 to November 2018, 60 patients (14.7±4.8 years, 39% female) underwent spirometry (forced vital capacity (FVC); forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1)), cardiopulmonary exercise testing (peak oxygen uptake (peak V˙O2)) and breathing excursion measurement. They were randomised into immediate breathing exercise or control group (CG) and re-examined after 6 months. The CG started their training afterwards and were re-examined after further 6 months. Patients trained with an inspiratory volume-oriented breathing device and were encouraged to exercise daily. The primary endpoint of this study was the change in peak V˙O2. Results are expressed as mean±SEM (multiple imputations).ResultsIn the first 6 months (intention to treat analysis), the training group showed a more favourable change in peak V˙O2 (Δ0.5±0.6 vs −2.3±0.9 mL/min/kg, p=0.011), FVC (Δ0.18±0.03 vs 0.08±0.03 L, p=0.036) and FEV1 (Δ0.14±0.03 vs −0.00±0.04 L, p=0.007). Including the delayed training data from the CG (n=54), this change in peak V˙O2 correlated with self-reported weekly training days (r=0.282, p=0.039).ConclusionsDaily inspiratory volume-oriented breathing training increases dynamic lung volumes and slows down deconditioning in peak V˙O2 in young patients with repaired ToF.

2021 ◽  
pp. 026921552199247
Jie Wang ◽  
Gaiyan Li ◽  
Shanshan Ding ◽  
Long Yu ◽  
Yan Wang ◽  

Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate whether liuzijue qigong could improve the ability of respiratory control and comprehensive speech in patients with stroke dysarthria. Design: A randomized controlled trial. Setting: The research was carried out in the department of rehabilitation. Participants: Altogether, a total of 98 stroke patients with dysarthria participated in the study. Interventions: Patients were randomly divided into two groups (the experimental group: basic articulation + liuzijue qigong, 48 patients or the control group: basic articulation + traditional breathing training, 50 patients). All therapies were conducted once a day, five times a week for three weeks. Main measures: Primary outcome measure: Speech breathing level of the modified Frenchay Dysarthria Assessment. Secondary outcome measures: the modified Frenchay Dysarthria Assessment, maximum phonation time, maximal counting ability, /s/, /z/, s/z ratio, and the loudness level. All outcome measures were assessed twice (at baseline and after three weeks). Results: At three weeks, There were significant difference between the two groups in the change of speech breathing level (81% vs 66%, P = 0.011), the modified Frenchay Dysarthria Assessment (5.54 (4.68–6.40) vs 3.66 (2.92–4.40), P = 0.001), maximum phonation time (5.55 (4.92–6.18) vs 3.01(2.31–3.71), P < 0.01), maximal counting ability (3.08(2.45–3.71) vs 2.10 (1.53–2.67), P = 0.018), and /s/ (3.08 (2.39–3.78) vs 1.87 (1.23–2.51), P = 0.004), while no significant differences were found in the change of /z/ (3.08 (2.31–3.86) vs 2.10 (1.5–2.64), P = 0.08), s/ z ratio (1.26 (0.96–1.55) vs 1.03 (0.97–1.09), P = 0.714), and the change of loudness level (69% vs 60%, P = 0.562). Conclusions: Liuzijue qigong, combined with basic articulation training, could improve the respiratory control ability, as well as the comprehensive speech ability of stroke patients with dysarthria. Trial registration: ChiCTR-INR-16010215.

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