Mindful Breathing Awareness Through Pursed-Lip Breathing Training

Overview

About this study

To establish the feasibility of a tool that monitors and motivates people with COPD to complete training in mindful pursed-lip breathing to enhance pulmonary rehabilitation at home.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Please contact the study team to discuss whether or not you are eligible to participate in a study.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must be ≥40 years old
  • have a diagnosis of GOLD stage II, III, or IV COPD documented by pulmonary function testing
  • have clinically significant breathlessness (breathless when walking on the level or walking a mild hill)
  • be a current or previous smoker with at least 10 pack-years of cigarette smoking
  • be hospitalized for an exacerbation of COPD.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a high likelihood of being lost to follow-up or contact (patients with active chemical dependency), are planning to move out of the state, are not living in the healthcare area.
  • Patients with an inability to provide good data or follow commands (patients who are disoriented, have a severe neurologic or psychiatric condition).

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Roberto Benzo, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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