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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.

Chan AW, Lee A, Lee DT, Sit JW, Chair SY - ScientificWorldJournal (2013)

Bottom Line: 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.Significant group-by-time interactions in quality of life (QOL) using St. George's respiratory questionnaire (P = 0.002) and the perceived social support from friends using multidimensional scale of perceived social support (P = 0.04) were noted.Improvements were observed in the TCQ group only.

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Affiliation: The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong.

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Objectives: 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.

Background: COPD affects both physical and emotional aspects of life. Measures to minimize patients' suffering need to be implemented.

Methods: 206 COPD patients were randomly assigned into three groups: TCQ group, exercise group, and control group. The TCQ group completed a three-month TCQ program, the exercise group practiced breathing and walking exercise, and the control group received usual care.

Results: Significant group-by-time interactions in quality of life (QOL) using St. George's respiratory questionnaire (P = 0.002) and the perceived social support from friends using multidimensional scale of perceived social support (P = 0.04) were noted. Improvements were observed in the TCQ group only.

Conclusions: TCQ has sustaining effects in improving psychosocial health; it is also a useful and appropriate exercise for COPD patients.

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Mean scores of the four domains of St George's respiratory questionnaire (SGRQ) among the three study groups from baseline to 6th month.
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fig2: Mean scores of the four domains of St George's respiratory questionnaire (SGRQ) among the three study groups from baseline to 6th month.

Mentions: Table 2 presents the descriptive statistics and the results of repeated measures ANCOVA of SGRQ. Improvements were shown in all domains of the SGRQ in the TCQ group, whereas deteriorations were noted both in the exercise group and in the control group. Significant group-by-time interaction effects revealed group differences across time, with the TCQ group having statistical improvement in symptom domain (F (6, 606) = 3.959, P < 0.001), activity domain (F (6, 606) = 2.418, P = 0.026), impact domain (F (6, 606) = 2.344, P = 0.030), and total SGRQ score (F (6, 606) = 3.510, P = 0.002) across the six-month study period compared with the exercise and control groups (Figure 2).


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.

Chan AW, Lee A, Lee DT, Sit JW, Chair SY - ScientificWorldJournal (2013)

Mean scores of the four domains of St George's respiratory questionnaire (SGRQ) among the three study groups from baseline to 6th month.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig2: Mean scores of the four domains of St George's respiratory questionnaire (SGRQ) among the three study groups from baseline to 6th month.
Mentions: Table 2 presents the descriptive statistics and the results of repeated measures ANCOVA of SGRQ. Improvements were shown in all domains of the SGRQ in the TCQ group, whereas deteriorations were noted both in the exercise group and in the control group. Significant group-by-time interaction effects revealed group differences across time, with the TCQ group having statistical improvement in symptom domain (F (6, 606) = 3.959, P < 0.001), activity domain (F (6, 606) = 2.418, P = 0.026), impact domain (F (6, 606) = 2.344, P = 0.030), and total SGRQ score (F (6, 606) = 3.510, P = 0.002) across the six-month study period compared with the exercise and control groups (Figure 2).

Bottom Line: 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.Significant group-by-time interactions in quality of life (QOL) using St. George's respiratory questionnaire (P = 0.002) and the perceived social support from friends using multidimensional scale of perceived social support (P = 0.04) were noted.Improvements were observed in the TCQ group only.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: 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.

Background: COPD affects both physical and emotional aspects of life. Measures to minimize patients' suffering need to be implemented.

Methods: 206 COPD patients were randomly assigned into three groups: TCQ group, exercise group, and control group. The TCQ group completed a three-month TCQ program, the exercise group practiced breathing and walking exercise, and the control group received usual care.

Results: Significant group-by-time interactions in quality of life (QOL) using St. George's respiratory questionnaire (P = 0.002) and the perceived social support from friends using multidimensional scale of perceived social support (P = 0.04) were noted. Improvements were observed in the TCQ group only.

Conclusions: TCQ has sustaining effects in improving psychosocial health; it is also a useful and appropriate exercise for COPD patients.

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Related in: MedlinePlus