Does the Use of a Handheld Fan Improve Chronic Dyspnea? A Randomized, Controlled, Crossover Trial


Abstract:  Dyspnea is a disabling distressing symptom that is common in advanced disease affecting millions of people worldwide. Current palliative strategies are partially effective in managing this symptom; facial cooling has been shown to reduce the sensation of breathlessness when induced in volunteers but has not been formally investigated in dyspnea associated with disease…


Journal of Pain and Symptom Management


J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010 May;39(5):831-838.

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Journal Article


Galbraith S, Fagan P, Perkins P, Lynch A, Booth S.