Priority 7 from the Asthma PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What are the benefits of breathing exercises as a form of physical therapy for asthma? (JLA PSP Priority 7)
Overall ranking 7
JLA question ID 0001/7
Explanatory note Reliable up-to-date systematic reviews have revealed important continuing uncertainties about treatment effects
Evidence Holloway E, Ram FSF. Breathing exercises for asthma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD001277. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001277.pub2.
Health Research Classification System category Respiratory
Extra information provided by this PSP
Incomplete trials at time of PSP None identified
Relevant Age Any
Submitted by Patients
Outcomes to be measured Minimal symptoms with minimal need for reliever medication; no exacerbations; no limitation on physical activity and normal lung function
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0001
PSP name Asthma
Total number of uncertainties collated by this PSP from surveys 413  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop March 2007