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A Home-based Intervention to Promote Mindful Breathing Awareness Through Pursed-lip Breathing Training for COPD Patients

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03814980
Recruitment Status : Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : January 24, 2019
Last Update Posted : June 5, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Roberto P. Benzo, Mayo Clinic

Brief Summary:
In this study, a system will be developed to guide patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to complete a mindful breathing practice at home. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States and no cure exists. Shortness of breath is the most common disabling symptom. Pursed lips breathing is a type of breathing practice that has demonstrated effectiveness for patients with COPD. It requires practice to maintain and there is currently no home system to provide the needed feedback and support to maintain PLB. Additionally, syncing breathing and heart rate variation offers patients additional benefits. The proposed project explores the use of biofeedback to guide COPD patients in a breathing practice and to provide data for health coaching to monitor and support the practice.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
COPD Emphysema Behavioral: mindful breathing application Device: application on a computer tablet Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 10 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Pilot study
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Home-based Intervention to Promote Mindful Breathing Awareness Through Pursed-lip Breathing Training for COPD Patients
Actual Study Start Date : November 1, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 30, 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Pilot Study
Participants will be shown how to use a mindful breathing software application. The software will be used for 1 week. At the end of the week, participants will evaluate the software.
Behavioral: mindful breathing application
Participants will use a mindful breathing application on a computer tablet.

Device: application on a computer tablet
a computer tablet

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Test the feasibility of a mindful breathing application for COPD patients [ Time Frame: About 1 week ]
    Mindful Breathing Application on a computer tablet for COPD patients

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 99 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Patients eligible for Pulmonary Rehabilitation will be recruited for this study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03814980

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United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic in Rochester
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
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Principal Investigator: Roberto P Benzo Mayo Clinic

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Roberto P. Benzo, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Identifier: NCT03814980     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 17-004445
First Posted: January 24, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 5, 2019
Last Verified: June 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Respiratory Aspiration
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Pathologic Processes