Singing for health: The benefits of singing in a COPD community choir

Bevan-Smith, Elaine ORCID: 0000-0002-9636-5367 (2018) Singing for health: The benefits of singing in a COPD community choir. Frontline: the physiotherapy magazine for CSP members (21). p. 1. ISSN 2045-4910

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Abstract

Recently there has been a growing interest in group singing for people living with COPD, supported by a number of research studies which provide some evidence of the benefits of this intervention. Worcester’s ‘Sing4Breath’ COPD choir was formed in 2014, initially consisting of people with COPD who had attended the local pulmonary rehabilitation programme. The choir is now self-funding, is open to anyone with a respiratory problem and employs a talented and exciting choir leader to lead the sessions. Participants do not need to be able to ‘sing in tune’ to join, although members report being surprised at the lovely sound they make collectively.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: Distributed with the permission of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. © Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) All Rights Reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: COPD; Therapeutic interventions; Singing; Choirs; Well-being
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Health and Social Care > Nursing
Research Priority Areas: Learning and Professional Contexts
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2019 12:05
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2019 04:15
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/6394

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