People with asthma may benefit from behavioral interventions to increase physical activity (PA), which may improve quality of life and sleep, and reduce asthma and anxiety symptoms. suggested by recent research results.
The authors conducted a randomized controlled trial to examine the effects of behavioral interventions to increase PA in daily life (PADL) on sleep quality in adults with asthma, to determine changes in sleep quality, quality of life, We examined the association between anxiety. , depression, asthma symptoms.
Forty-nine physically inactive adults with asthma were randomly assigned to an intervention group (n=24) or a control group (n=25). Participants in the intervention group received a behavioral intervention to increase PADL, while the control group received usual care.
Finally, the authors performed pre- and post-intervention assessments of sleep quality using actigraphy and questionnaires, PADL levels using accelerometers, asthma control, health-related quality of life, and levels of anxiety and depression. rice field.
At baseline, both intervention and control groups had similar characteristics. Compared with the latter, the intervention group had increased daily steps and moderate to severe PA levels, improved sleep efficiency, and longer asthma symptom-free days. and improved sleep quality.
Finally, clinical improvements in asthma-related quality of life questionnaires and reductions in anxiety symptoms were observed among participants in the intervention group.
“Our results indicate that behavioral interventions may increase PA. Improve behavioral sleep quality, efficiency and quality of life. Reduce asthma and anxiety symptoms,” said the authors. said.