Singing and COPD
The Centre has produced some exciting findings relating to the impact of regular group singing for people with breathing difficulties.
A study in East Kent funded by the Dunhill Medical Trust was followed by a new project in Lambeth and Southwark, funded by Guy’s and Thomas’ Health Charity. We have also contributed to a recent systematic review on singing for lung health, and a Cochrane Review on singing and COPD.
Recent publications relating to singing and COPD:
Lewis, A., Cave, P., Stern, M., Welch, L., Taylor, K. et al. (2016) Singing for Lung Health—a systematic review of the literature and consensus statement. npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 26, 16080; published online 1 December 2016.
McNamara, R.J., Epsley, C., Coren, E., McKeough. Z.J. (2017) Singing for adults with obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD012296.
Morrison, I., Clift, S., Page, S., Salisbury, I., Shipton, M., Skingley, A., Vella-Burrows, T., Coulton, S. and Treadwell, P. (2013) A UK feasibility study on the value of singing for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), UNESCO journal, 3, 3.
Skingley, A., Clift, S., Hurley, S., Price, S. and Stephens, L. (2018) Community singing groups for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Participant perspectives. Perspectives in Public Health, 138, 1: 66-75.
Skingley, A., Page, S., Clift, S., Morrison, I., Coulton, S., Treadwell, P., Vella-Burrows, T., Salisbury, I., Shipton, M. (2014) ‘Singing for breathing’ groups for people with COPD: participants’ experiences, Arts and Health: an international journal for research, policy and practice, 6, 2, 59-74.