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Date: 09 December 2021
Asthma affects people of all ages. The UK has one of the highest rates of asthma in Europe, with 5.4 million people currently receiving treatment, more than a million of whom are children and teenagers.
There is no cure for asthma, and while research has given ways to manage symptoms like treatments and exercise, making sure people know about them and use them is challenging, especially among adolescents.
In a new study, our researchers have created a mobile-friendly website carrying information on how breathing retraining exercises help, and how they can be built into daily life.
Developed by clinicians, physiotherapists, psychologists and patients, the exercises have already shown strong benefits for adults when provided in DVD format (Breathe study). This new study - BREATHE4T – has translated this into an online platform tailored to teenage audiences.
Asthmatic teenagers from across the UK are now being invited to take part in a 6-month trial to try out the website. To find out more visit www.soton.ac.uk/breathe4t to receive your unique access code.