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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/558648
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Research Study
Level of Evidence:
Literature Review
Research Approach:
Translational Research/Evidence-based Practice
Title:
Breathing Techniques Associated With Improved Health Outcomes
Author(s):
Rickard, Kathleen Benjamin; Dunn, Dorothy J.; Brouch, Virginia M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Omicron
Author Details:
Kathleen Benjamin Rickard, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, email: healgracefully@gmail.com, www.healgracefully.com; Dorothy J. Dunn, PhD, RNP, FNP-BC, AHN-BC, Dorothy.Dunn@nau.edu; Virginia M. Brouch, EdD, gbdwphx@gmail.com
Abstract:

Purpose: To determine if there is evidence to support teaching purposeful breathing techniques to patients for the improvement of health outcomes.  Method: A comprehensive search of literature between 2009 and the present provided 6410 articles of possible interest.  A total of 26 met the criteria for inclusion in this review.  Two tables were prepared to provide a condensed summary of the significant results.  Findings: Evidence in the literature supports trained breathing techniques to improve health care outcomes for a variety of issues including anxiety, diabetes, autonomic nervous system disorders, gastro-esophageal reflux (GERD), hypertension, immune function, oxidative stress and pain.  Conclusions: Teaching breathing techniques provides a simple solution for improving patient health outcomes in a cost effective way in primary care settings.  Recommendations: Among the forms of breathing techniques studied, teaching diaphragmatic, deep abdominal breathing or specific nostril breathing techniques may be the easiest to teach effectively in a fast paced family practice setting.  Other techniques could be provided by developing a simple pamphlet, through a variety of informatics, or formal classroom types of training sessions.  Key words: breath, breath work, breathing exercises, "breath* technique*" and health*, diaphragmatic, yoga, pranayama, autonomic nervous system, GERD, hypertension, anxiety, diabetes, pain, immunity, oxidative stress.

Keywords:
breath; breath work; breathing exercises; breath technique; breath and health
MeSH:
Breathing Exercises; Patient Outcome Assessment
Repository Posting Date:
29-Jun-2015
Date of Publication:
29-Jun-2015
Citation:
Rickard, K. B., Dunn, D. J., & Brouch, V. M. (2015, June 29). Breathing techniques associated with improved health outcomes. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/558648
Sponsors:
none
Description:
The review of research studies pertaining to purposeful breathing techniques as specifically related to improvement in physical health outcomes
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typeResearch Studyen
dc.evidence.levelLiterature Reviewen
dc.research.approachTranslational Research/Evidence-based Practiceen
dc.titleBreathing Techniques Associated With Improved Health Outcomesen_US
dc.contributor.authorRickard, Kathleen Benjamin-
dc.contributor.authorDunn, Dorothy J.-
dc.contributor.authorBrouch, Virginia M.-
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Omicronen
dc.author.detailsKathleen Benjamin Rickard, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, email: healgracefully@gmail.com, www.healgracefully.com; Dorothy J. Dunn, PhD, RNP, FNP-BC, AHN-BC, Dorothy.Dunn@nau.edu; Virginia M. Brouch, EdD, gbdwphx@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/558648-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose:</strong> To determine if there is evidence to support teaching purposeful breathing techniques to patients for the improvement of health outcomes.  <strong>Method:</strong> A comprehensive search of literature between 2009 and the present provided 6410 articles of possible interest.  A total of 26 met the criteria for inclusion in this review.  Two tables were prepared to provide a condensed summary of the significant results.  <strong>Findings</strong>: Evidence in the literature supports trained breathing techniques to improve health care outcomes for a variety of issues including anxiety, diabetes, autonomic nervous system disorders, gastro-esophageal reflux (GERD), hypertension, immune function, oxidative stress and pain.  <strong>Conclusions:</strong> Teaching breathing techniques provides a simple solution for improving patient health outcomes in a cost effective way in primary care settings.  <strong>Recommendations</strong>: Among the forms of breathing techniques studied, teaching diaphragmatic, deep abdominal breathing or specific nostril breathing techniques may be the easiest to teach effectively in a fast paced family practice setting.  Other techniques could be provided by developing a simple pamphlet, through a variety of informatics, or formal classroom types of training sessions.  <strong>Key words:</strong> breath, breath work, breathing exercises, "breath* technique*" and health*, diaphragmatic, yoga, pranayama, autonomic nervous system, GERD, hypertension, anxiety, diabetes, pain, immunity, oxidative stress.</p>en_GB
dc.subjectbreathen_GB
dc.subjectbreath worken_GB
dc.subjectbreathing exercisesen_GB
dc.subjectbreath techniqueen_GB
dc.subjectbreath and healthen_GB
dc.subject.meshBreathing Exercisesen_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Outcome Assessmenten_US
dc.date.available2015-06-29T18:55:36Z-
dc.date.issued2015-06-29-
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-29T18:55:36Z-
dc.identifier.citationRickard, K. B., Dunn, D. J., & Brouch, V. M. (2015, June 29). Breathing techniques associated with improved health outcomes. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/558648en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipnoneen_GB
dc.identifier.citationRickard, K. B., Dunn, D. J., & Brouch, V. M. (2015, June 29). Breathing techniques associated with improved health outcomes. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/558648en_US
dc.descriptionThe review of research studies pertaining to purposeful breathing techniques as specifically related to improvement in physical health outcomesen_GB
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
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