What happened when COPD patients participated in a training programme based around free-diving inspired breathing techniques? The training techniques and protocol were specifically developed for the study, with a goal of reducing anxiety and discomfort while enhancing exercise capacity and daily physical activity.
Borg et al. (2021) report that participants increased their distance walked in 6 minutes by 48m and that there was significant reduction noted on the COPD self-efficacy scale. Read more about this interesting study: https://doi.org/10.1177/14799731211038673
We were very pleased to note that a Vitalograph Spirometer was used in this study.