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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(6), 616-624
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-6-32
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Buteyko Breathing Technique: A Golden Cure for Asthma

Eman Mahmoud Hafez Mohamed1, , Aml Ahmed Mohammed ELmetwaly2 and Ateya Megahed Ibrahim3

1Medical Surgical Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Aswan University

2Medical Surgical Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University

3Community Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Port-said University

Pub. Date: October 28, 2018

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Eman Mahmoud Hafez Mohamed, Aml Ahmed Mohammed ELmetwaly and Ateya Megahed Ibrahim. Buteyko Breathing Technique: A Golden Cure for Asthma. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018; 6(6):616-624. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-6-6-32


The Buteyko Breathing Technique (BBT) is distinctive breathing therapy that uses control breath and breath-holding exercises to treat a large vary of health conditions believed to be connected to hyperventilation and low carbon dioxide. Aim: To evaluate the effect of Buteyko breathing technique on patients with bronchial asthma. Setting: This study was conducted in chest disease department at Port-said El- Masah El- Bahry Hospital. Method: Quasi-experimental design was utilized in this study on a purposeful sample of (50) patients through pre and post program implementation. Tools: Two tools were used, tool I: An interviewing questionnaire include; patients demographic data, and clinical data. Tool II: Asthma assessment questionnaire include; Asthma Severity Questionnaire and Asthma control questionnaire. Result: Showed that all asthma severity and asthma control items were a highly significant improved after applied BBT at p value <0.001, with significant improvement in (FEV1) after applied BBT that reflected through 64% and 36% of participants had intermittent and mild (FEV1). Conclusion: This study support the effectiveness of Buteyko breathing exercise over the standard treatment in asthmatic patients. There was a statistically significant improvement of daily Asthma Control, Asthma severity, pulmonary function-forced expiratory volume in 1s (FEV1) and peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), in patients after applied Buteyko breathing exercise for one months over pre applied it. Recommendations: The researchers recommend that Buteyko breathing technique be added as a possible medical and nursing intervention in managing asthmatic adults.

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