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Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board: Singing for breathing

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14 / 06 / 2016

Chronic pulmonary conditions are hard to live with, and people often have a difficult time when discharged from acute hospital support.

UK research-led singing projects for people with respiratory conditions were trialled at Brompton and Harefield NHS Trusts and the Sidney de Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health in Canterbury.

The findings of a feasibility study on the health benefits of a participative community singing programme for older people with COPD were published in 2013 and were found to have positive outcomes.

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