Post COVID-19 REMEDY
Post COVID REspiratory Mechanisms and the Efficacy of a breathing exercise intervention for DYsregulated breathing
University of Nottingham
Duration of Study in the UK
1 years, 3 months, 0 days
Dysregulated breathing is altered breathing due to abnormal responses from the breathing control system in the brain. It leads to breathlessness and can affect exercise levels. It can co-exist with other lung conditions such as asthma and is seen commonly in patients with persisting breathlessness after Covid-19.
for these patients, some techniques can be taught but the role of a breathing based treatment is not known. Here we will do a pilot study of a 12 session (over 6 weeks) intervention of breathing technique, based around yoga compared to usual care. This will be 2/week, delivered online using an appropriate platform in small groups.
We will assess patients breathlessness walking before and after the intervention and generate information for a larger study to give definitive answers.
The study has been designed with patients involved as many describe severe fatigue and any additional exertion activities can set them back.
London - Camden & Kings Cross Research Ethics Committee
Date of REC Opinion
13 Oct 2022