A literature review on breathing retraining as a self-management strategy operationalized through Rosswurm and Larrabee's evidence-based practice model

Lynda Facchiano, Charlene Hoffman Snyder, Diane Nunez

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this article is to critically appraise and synthesize the literature on breathing retraining as a self-management strategy for individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) guided by Rosswurm and Larrabee's evidence-based practice model. Data sources: Scientific literature review, grey literature review, and hand searching. Conclusions: An exhaustive review of the literature revealed evidence that regularly practiced pursed lip breathing is an effective self-management strategy for individuals with COPD to improve their dyspnea. Implications for practice: It is expected that implementation of this non-pharmacological self-management intervention will improve perception of dyspnea, functional performance, and self-efficacy in individuals with COPD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-426
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Volume23
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

Keywords

  • Breathing retraining
  • COPD
  • Chronic disease self management
  • Pursed lip breathing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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