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A pilot study: mindfulness meditation intervention in COPD

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, March 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (84th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (91st percentile)

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Title
A pilot study: mindfulness meditation intervention in COPD
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, March 2015
DOI 10.2147/copd.s73864
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Authors

Roxane Chan, Nicholas Giardino, Janet Larson

Abstract

Living well with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) requires people to manage disease-related symptoms in order to participate in activities of daily living. Mindfulness practice is an intervention that has been shown to reduce symptoms of chronic disease and improve accurate symptom assessment, both of which could result in improved disease management and increased wellness for people with COPD. A randomized controlled trial was conducted to investigate an 8-week mindful meditation intervention program tailored for the COPD population and explore the use of breathing timing parameters as a possible physiological measure of meditation uptake. Results demonstrated that those randomized to the mindful meditation intervention group (N=19) had a significant increase in respiratory rate over time as compared to those randomized to the wait-list group (N=22) (P=0.045). It was also found that the mindful meditation intervention group demonstrated a significant decrease in level of mindfulness over time as compared to the wait-list group (P=0.023). When examining participants from the mindful meditation intervention who had completed six or more classes, it was found that respiratory rate did not significantly increase in comparison to the wait-list group. Furthermore, those who completed six or more classes (N=12) demonstrated significant improvement in emotional function in comparison to the wait-list group (P=0.032) even though their level of mindfulness did not improve. This study identifies that there may be a complex relationship between breathing parameters, emotion, and mindfulness in the COPD population. The results describe good feasibility and acceptability for meditation interventions in the COPD population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 190 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 37 19%
Researcher 22 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 9%
Student > Bachelor 17 9%
Other 16 8%
Other 38 19%
Unknown 47 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 52 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 35 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 4%
Neuroscience 8 4%
Other 21 11%
Unknown 52 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 February 2020.
All research outputs
#3,033,481
of 22,489,683 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#353
of 2,328 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#36,630
of 232,953 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#2
of 12 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 2,328 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 6.3. This one has done well, scoring higher than 84% of its peers.
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