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141. Evaluation of the sustaining effects of Tai Chi Qigong in the sixth month in promoting psychosocial health in COPD patients: a single-blind, randomized controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Evaluation of the sustaining effects of Tai Chi Qigong in the sixth month in promoting psychosocial health in COPD patients: a single-blind, randomized controlled trial. To evaluate the sustaining effects of Tai Chi Qigong (TCQ) in improving the psychosocial health in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in the sixth month.COPD affects both physical and emotional aspects of life. Measures to minimize patients' suffering need to be implemented.206 COPD patients were randomly

2013 TheScientificWorldJournal Controlled trial quality: uncertain

142. Biochemical and psychometric evaluation of Self-Healing Qigong as a stress reduction tool among first year nursing and midwifery students. (Abstract)

Biochemical and psychometric evaluation of Self-Healing Qigong as a stress reduction tool among first year nursing and midwifery students. Qigong, a traditional Chinese exercise, has a potential role in the management of stress.To examine the influence of Qigong training on depression, anxiety and stress.A randomised control trial among first year student participants.Qigong was practised twice a week by the study group (n = 18) while a control group (n = 16) had no intervention. The Depression (...) , Anxiety and Stress (DASS-21) and Patient Health Questionnaires (PHQ) were administered. Salivary biomarkers were also measured over a 10-week period.After 10 weeks, only the Qigong group showed a statistically significant improvement in their depression, anxiety and stress scores. Similarly, increases in secretion rates of salivary immunoglobulin-A, and decreases in salivary cortisol concentrations were seen only in the Qigong group.The practice of Qigong improves psychological states and mucosal

2013 Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice Controlled trial quality: uncertain

143. Developing and testing the effectiveness of a novel health qigong for frail elders in Hong Kong: a preliminary study. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Developing and testing the effectiveness of a novel health qigong for frail elders in Hong Kong: a preliminary study. Eight-Section Brocades and Yijin Jing consist of some routine movements that are too difficult for frail elders. A novel health qigong protocol was developed and its effectiveness for frail elders was examined using a randomized clinical trial (RCT). An expert panel performed functional anatomy analysis and safety field test prior to the RCT. The experimental group (n = 61, 83 (...) ± 6 yr) was given a 12-week qigong exercise program, while the comparison group (n = 55, 84 ± 6 yr) participated in a newspaper reading program with the same duration and frequency. Pre-, mid-, post-, and follow-up assessments were conducted. At 12 weeks, the qigong group had significant improvements in thinking operations (F = 4.05, P = .02) and significant reduction of resting heart rate (F = 3.14, P = .045) as compared to the newspaper reading group. A trend of improvements in grip strength

2013 Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Controlled trial quality: uncertain

144. Psycho-physical and neurophysiological effects of qigong on depressed elders with chronic illness. (Abstract)

Psycho-physical and neurophysiological effects of qigong on depressed elders with chronic illness. This randomized controlled trial examined the psychological, physical, and neurophysiological effects of a qigong exercise program on depressed elders with chronic medical illness. The experimental group (n = 21, 80 ± 7 years) was given a 12-week qigong exercise program, while the comparison group (n = 17, 81 ± 8 years) participated in a newspaper reading program with the same duration (...) and frequency. Measurement of depression symptoms, psychosocial functioning, muscle strengths, salivary cortisol, and serum serotonin was conducted. At 12 weeks, the qigong group had significant reduction in depressive symptoms (F = 11.68; p < 0.025). Improvement in self-efficacy (F = 4.30; p < 0.050), self-concept of physical well-being (F = 6.82; p < 0.025), and right-hand grip strength (F = 5.25; p = 0.034) was also found when compared with the comparison group. A change in salivary cortisol level

2013 Aging & mental health Controlled trial quality: uncertain

145. A pilot study of Qigong for reducing cocaine craving early in recovery. Full Text available with Trip Pro

A pilot study of Qigong for reducing cocaine craving early in recovery. This pilot study examined the feasibility, preliminary efficacy, and determined the effect sizes of external qigong therapy (EQT) in reducing cue-elicited cocaine craving and associated symptoms among recently abstinent cocaine-dependent (CD) individuals.This study randomized 101 CD subjects to either a real EQT (n=51) or sham EQT control (n=50) group. Subjects underwent a baseline assessment and a weekly cue-exposure

2013 Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Controlled trial quality: uncertain

146. Shoulder Mobility, Muscular Strength, and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors with and without Tai Chi Qigong Training. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Shoulder Mobility, Muscular Strength, and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors with and without Tai Chi Qigong Training. Objectives. To compare the shoulder mobility, muscular strength, and quality of life (QOL) among breast cancer survivors with and without Tai Chi (TC) Qigong training to those of healthy individuals and to explore the associations between shoulder impairments and QOL in breast cancer survivors with regular TC Qigong training. Methods. Eleven breast cancer survivors (...) with regular TC Qigong training, 12 sedentary breast cancer survivors, and 16 healthy participants completed the study. Shoulder mobility and rotator muscle strength were assessed by goniometry and isokinetic dynamometer, respectively. QOL was assessed using the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B) questionnaire. Results. Goniometric measurements of the active range of motion in the flexion, abduction, and hand-behind-the-back directions were similar among the three groups. The TC Qigong

2013 Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM)

147. The treatment of depressed chinese americans using qigong in a health care setting: a pilot study. Full Text available with Trip Pro

The treatment of depressed chinese americans using qigong in a health care setting: a pilot study. Background. This pilot study examined the feasibility and efficacy of providing Qigong treatment in a health center to Chinese Americans with major depressive disorder (MDD). Methods. Fourteen Chinese Americans with MDD were enrolled, and they received a 12-week Qigong intervention. The key outcome measurement was the 17-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D17); the Clinical Global (...) Impressions-Severity (CGI-S) and -Improvement (CGI-I), the Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire, Short Form (Q-LES-Q-SF), and the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) were also administered. Positive response was defined as a decrease of 50% or more on the HAM-D17, and remission was defined as HAM-D17 ≤ 7. Patients' outcome measurements were compared before and after the Qigong intervention. Results. Participants (N = 14) were 64% female, with a mean age of 53

2013 Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM)

148. Effects of a Brief Qigong-based Stress Reduction Program (BQSRP) in a distressed Korean population: a randomized trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effects of a Brief Qigong-based Stress Reduction Program (BQSRP) in a distressed Korean population: a randomized trial. Distressed individuals in Korea may benefit from the practice of mind-body exercises such as Qigong. However, the effectiveness of such techniques needs to be investigated.Fifty participants who were eligible to this study were randomized into a group receiving a 4-week intervention of a brief Qigong-based stress reduction program (BQSRP) or a wait-list control group. Before

2013 BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine Controlled trial quality: uncertain

149. Qigong improves quality of life in women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Qigong improves quality of life in women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Radiotherapy may lead to side effects that undermine patients' quality of life (QOL). Although mind-body practices like qigong appear to improve QOL in cancer survivors, little is known about their benefits for patients who are receiving radiotherapy. Thus, in the current randomized controlled trial, the authors examined the efficacy of a qigong intervention on QOL (...) in women with breast cancer during and after treatment.Ninety-six women with breast cancer were recruited from a cancer center in Shanghai, China, and were randomized to a qigong group (N = 49) or a waitlist control group (N = 47). Women in the qigong group attended 5 weekly classes over 5 or 6 weeks of radiotherapy. QOL outcomes (ie, depressive symptoms, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and overall QOL) and cortisol slopes were assessed at baseline, during treatment, at the end of treatment, 1 month later

2013 Cancer Controlled trial quality: uncertain

150. The sustaining effects of Tai chi Qigong on physiological health for COPD patients: A randomized controlled trial. (Abstract)

The sustaining effects of Tai chi Qigong on physiological health for COPD patients: A randomized controlled trial. To evaluate the sustaining effects of Tai chi Qigong in improving the physiological health for COPD patients at sixth month.A randomized controlled trial. Subjects were in three randomly assigned groups: Tai chi Qigong group, exercise group, and control group.The 206 subjects were recruited from five general outpatient clinics.Tai chi Qigong group completed a 3-month Tai chi Qigong (...) program. Exercise group practiced breathing and walking as an exercise. Control group received usual care.Primary outcomes included six-minute walking distance and lung functions. Secondary outcomes were dyspnea and fatigue levels, number of exacerbations and hospital admissions.Tai chi Qigong group showed a steady improvement in exercise capacity (P<.001) from baseline to the sixth month. The mean walking distance increased from 298 to 349 meters (+17%). No significant changes were noted in the other

2013 Complementary Therapies In Medicine Controlled trial quality: uncertain

151. Effects of qigong exercise on fatigue, anxiety, and depressive symptoms of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome-like illness: a randomized controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effects of qigong exercise on fatigue, anxiety, and depressive symptoms of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome-like illness: a randomized controlled trial. Background. Anxiety/depressive symptoms are common in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome- (CFS-) like illness. Qigong as a modality of complementary and alternative therapy has been increasingly applied by patients with chronic illnesses, but little is known about the effect of Qigong on anxiety/depressive symptoms of the patients (...) with CFS-like illness. Purpose. To investigate the effects of Qigong on fatigue, anxiety, and depressive symptoms in patients with CFS-illness. Methods. One hundred and thirty-seven participants who met the diagnostic criteria for CFS-like illness were randomly assigned to either an intervention group or a waitlist control group. Participants in the intervention group received 10 sessions of Qigong training twice a week for 5 consecutive weeks, followed by home-based practice for 12 weeks. Fatigue

2013 Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Controlled trial quality: uncertain

152. Qigong massage for motor skills in young children with cerebral palsy and Down syndrome. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Qigong massage for motor skills in young children with cerebral palsy and Down syndrome. In this article, we present a small randomized controlled study evaluating the effect of a dual parent- and trainer-delivered qigong massage methodology on motor skills and sensory responses in 28 children under age 4 with developmental delay and motor tone abnormalities. Fourteen children had high motor tone as a result of cerebral palsy (CP), and 14 children had low motor tone as a result of Down syndrome (...) . Multivariate analysis and post hoc analysis of variance showed large effect-size improvements in Peabody Gross Motor Scale (PGMS) Object Manipulation scores (p < .01) and large effect-size improvements in overall PGMS scores (p < .04) in treatment versus control groups after 5 mo intervention. Follow-up evaluation 10 mo from the start indicated continued improvement. Sensory responses showed no treatment effect. The results suggest further investigation of qigong massage as a promising avenue for research

2013 The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association Controlled trial quality: uncertain

153. Effects of mindfulness-based Tai Chi and Qigong in children and adolescents: a systematic review of trials

Effects of mindfulness-based Tai Chi and Qigong in children and adolescents: a systematic review of trials Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation

2015 PROSPERO

154. Effects of qigong on performance-related anxiety and physiological stress functions in transverse flute music schoolchildren: a feasibility study. (Abstract)

Effects of qigong on performance-related anxiety and physiological stress functions in transverse flute music schoolchildren: a feasibility study. Based on individual cases of treatment, we were interested in whether the effects of a special kind of qigong, the "White Ball" exercises, can be objectified by physically measurable parameters and psychological scores.We performed a preliminary prospective controlled interventional study with the waiting list design. In the qigong group eight (...) children were included. They received specific qigong lessons of the "White Ball" qigong over seven weeks, twice a week, for 30 min with a waiting list design and instructions to perform the same exercises at home daily. In the control group eight children were included in a waiting list design with no qigong instruction. Subjective perception of anxiety was measured by the Portuguese version of the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale adapted for children. In addition, salivary cortisol, heart rate

2012 Zhong xi yi jie he xue bao = Journal of Chinese integrative medicine

155. Barriers to Participation in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Qigong ExercisesAmongst Cancer Survivors: Lessons Learnt. (Abstract)

Barriers to Participation in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Qigong ExercisesAmongst Cancer Survivors: Lessons Learnt. Clinical trials on cancer subjects have one of the highest dropout rates. Barriers to recruitment range from patient-related, through institutional-related to staff-related factors. This paper highlights the low response rate and the recruitment barriers faced in our Qigong exercises trial.The Qigong trial is a three-arm trial with a priori power size of 114 patients for 80

2012 Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP

156. Benefit of Qigong exercise in patients with fibromyalgia: a pilot study. (Abstract)

Benefit of Qigong exercise in patients with fibromyalgia: a pilot study. Fibromyalgia (FM) patients present with widespread chronic pain and other symptoms. Some studies in the literature have reported inconsistent results after a Qigong exercise intervention in patients with FM. The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility of a home-based Qigong exercise in patients with FM.A total of 14 subjects were randomly assigned into one of two groups. The experimental group went through a six (...) -week Qigong exercise program involving meditation, deep breathing, and synchronized rhythmic body movements. The control group took part in a sham Qigong exercise program using the same body movements also for six weeks. Clinical assessments at baseline and end of intervention used the Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire, Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, and Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire.Group mean scores of four measurements were significantly (p < .0125

2012 The International journal of neuroscience Controlled trial quality: uncertain

157. A randomized controlled trial of qigong exercise on fatigue symptoms, functioning, and telomerase activity in persons with chronic fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome. Full Text available with Trip Pro

A randomized controlled trial of qigong exercise on fatigue symptoms, functioning, and telomerase activity in persons with chronic fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome. Chronic fatigue is common in the general population. Complementary therapies are often used by patients with chronic fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome to manage their symptoms.This study aimed to assess the effect of a 4-month qigong intervention program among patients with chronic fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome.Sixty-four (...) participants were randomly assigned to either an intervention group or a wait list control group. Outcome measures included fatigue symptoms, physical functioning, mental functioning, and telomerase activity.Fatigue symptoms and mental functioning were significantly improved in the qigong group compared to controls. Telomerase activity increased in the qigong group from 0.102 to 0.178 arbitrary units (p < 0.05). The change was statistically significant when compared to the control group (p < 0.05).Qigong

2012 Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine Controlled trial quality: uncertain

158. Psychological effects of Yi Ren Medical Qigong and progressive resistance training in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled pilot study. (Abstract)

Psychological effects of Yi Ren Medical Qigong and progressive resistance training in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled pilot study. Previous studies suggest that qigong therapy has physiological benefits for adults with type 2 diabetes; however, information about the psychological benefits of qigong therapy in this population is limited.The objective of this research project was to identify psychological responses to qigong vs control interventions in adults (...) with type 2 diabetes.The research team designed a randomized, controlled, three-arm clinical trial comparing 12 weeks of Yi Ren Medical Qigong (YRMQ), progressive resistance training (PRT), and standard care.The study was performed at Bastyr University Research Institute, Kenmore, Washington.Participants were 13 men and 19 women (N=32) with diagnosed type 2 diabetes, a mean age of 56.3 ± 8.1 (standard deviation) years, glycated hemoglobin > 7.5%, and fasting blood glucose > 7 mmol/dL (126 mg/dL).For 12

2012 Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine Controlled trial quality: uncertain

159. A randomized controlled trial of qigong for fibromyalgia. Full Text available with Trip Pro

A randomized controlled trial of qigong for fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is difficult to treat and requires the use of multiple approaches. This study is a randomized controlled trial of qigong compared with a wait-list control group in fibromyalgia.One hundred participants were randomly assigned to immediate or delayed practice groups, with the delayed group receiving training at the end of the control period. Qigong training (level 1 Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong, CFQ), given over three half-days (...) , a particular form of qigong, provides long-term benefits in several core domains in fibromyalgia. CFQ may be a useful adjuvant self-care treatment for fibromyalgia.clinicaltrials.gov NCT00938834.

2012 Arthritis research & therapy Controlled trial quality: uncertain

160. Comparing the health status of u.s. Taijiquan and qigong practitioners to a national survey sample across ages. (Abstract)

Comparing the health status of u.s. Taijiquan and qigong practitioners to a national survey sample across ages. The purpose of this study is to examine and compare health status across ages using a volunteer sample of U.S. Taijiquan and Qigong (TQG) practitioners (N=120; age range=24-83, M=54.77) and a nationally representative sample (N=414,629; age range=18-99, M=54.86) collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The study design was cross-sectional, between-group

2012 Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

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