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Singing for Better Breathing: Findings from the Lambeth & Southwark Singing & COPD Project

Meadows, Steve and Clift, Stephen M. and Skingley, Ann and Page, Sonia and Stephens, Lizzi and Hurley, Sadie and Dickinson, John W. and Levai, Irisz and Jackson, Anna and Sullivan, Roisin and Wren, Natalie and McDaid, David and Park, A-la and Azhar, Saleem and Baxter, Noel and Rozenthuler, Guillermo and Shah, Shilpa (2017) Singing for Better Breathing: Findings from the Lambeth & Southwark Singing & COPD Project. Project report. Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts & Health: Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, UK

Abstract

Over the last eight years there has been a growth of interest in the potential value of participation in singing

shown by the increasing number of singing for breathing groups established across the UK over this period.

Health’ programme.

A limited number of small-scale research studies have assessed the benefits of singing for people with COPD

at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London. Further studies have been carried out in Canada, New Zealand,

qualitative feedback from participants has been highly positive. Testimonies point to singing having substantial

manage their lung condition.

The current study in Lambeth and Southwark, South London, was based on earlier research conducted in East

people with COPD which ran over the course of ten months. Seventy-two people with COPD were followed up

as the primary outcome measure. Spirometry was also used to assess lung function. Significant improvements

were found on the total and impact scores from the SGRQ, and participants also improved in their lung function.

Item Type: Monograph (Project report)
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Steve Meadows
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 14:04 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62003 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Dickinson, John W.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1824-7402
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