Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) people suffer from severe physical impairments, which often elicit significant psychological distress and impact their quality of life. This meta-analysis aimed to assess evidence from the scientific literature on the effects of relaxation techniques. Methods. We investigated 9 databases to select 25 RCTs. Studies included both inpatients and outpatients with COPD. Both respiratory and psychological outcomes were considered.
Volpato, Eleonora; Banfi, Paolo; Rogers, Sheena M.; and Pagnini, Francesco, "Relaxation Techniques for People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Systematic Review and a Meta-Analysis" (2015). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 845.