An important RCT has been published in the European Respiratory Journal.

The Danish study – Use of Singing for Lung Health as an alternative training modality within pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD: an RCT – compared Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Singing for Lung Health, and explored if singing had benefits around quality of life, respiratory control, and wellbeing in COPD.

The article is available as a PDF download.

This randomised, controlled trial in patients with COPD attending pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) demonstrated that Singing for Lung Health (SLH) provides positive and clinically relevant physiological and psychological changes in COPD, and that SLH was non-inferior to Physical Exercise Training in improving 6-Minute-Walk Test Distance (6MWD) post-10-weeks in community-based PR.