• Research type

    Research Study

  • Full title

    Post COVID REspiratory Mechanisms and the Efficacy of a breathing exercise intervention for DYsregulated breathing



  • Contact name

    Charlotte Bolton

  • Contact email

  • Sponsor organisation

    University of Nottingham

  • Identifier


  • Duration of Study in the UK

    1 years, 3 months, 0 days

  • Research summary

    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.

  • REC name

    London - Camden & Kings Cross Research Ethics Committee

  • REC reference


  • Date of REC Opinion

    13 Oct 2022

  • REC opinion

    Favourable Opinion