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Title: Effect of Laughter Yoga on Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Authors: Fukuoka, Atsuhiko
Ueda, Masahide
Ariyama, Yutaka
Iwai, Kazunori
Kai, Yoshiro
Kunimatsu, Mikikazu
Yoshikawa, Masanori
Uyama, Hiroki
Tomoda, Koichi
Kimura, Hiroshi
Keywords: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
pulmonary rehabilitation
laughter yoga
psychological quality of life
Issue Date: 30-Jun-2016
Publisher: 奈良医学会
Citation: Journal of Nara Medical Association Vol.67 No.1,2,3 p.11-20 (2016.06)
Abstract: Objective: To evaluate the clinical usefulness of laughter yoga for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in a pulmonary rehabilitation setting. Design: Pilot study, with randomization of participants. Setting: This study was conducted by the Yoshino-cho National Health Insurance Yoshino Hospital Department of Internal Medicine. Participants: Stable outpatients with COPD (7 men and 1 woman, age 64 to 84 years) participated in the pulmonary rehabilitation program during a 2-week period. Intervention : The patients were divided into two groups based on a sealed envelope randomization method. The laughter yoga group had a 10-min laughter yoga session before exercise training. Patients in both groups had exercise training, educational programs, lung physiotherapy, and nutrition counseling. Outcome Measures: Health-related quality of life using the St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) Health Survey Short Form 36-item (SF-36), depression scores using the Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS), anxiety scores using State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), and spirometry, the 6-minute walk test and mMRC dyspnea scale results were evaluated before and at 2 weeks after the program in both groups. Results: There were significant improvements in the SGRQ impacts domain and the SF-36 general health domain in the laughter yoga group, while the SF-36 physical functioning domain significantly improved in the control group. SDS and STAI result did not significantly change in either group. Spirometry, the 6-minute walk test, and MRC dyspnea scale results did not significantly change in either group. Conclusion: Laughter yoga may improve the psychological quality of life in patients with COPD.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10564/3298
ISSN: 13450069
Appears in Collections:Vol.67 No.1,2,3

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