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Efficacy of Liuzijue Qigong in Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Remission.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Jul; 63(7):1420-5.JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To investigate the effectiveness of a 6-month Liuzijue qigong (LQG) program in promoting physical and psychosocial function in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

DESIGN

Single-blind, randomized controlled trial.

SETTING

Seven hospital respiratory care centers in Beijing.

PARTICIPANTS

Individuals with COPD (N = 126; mean age 71.1 ± 2.7, range 65-85).

METHODS

Participants were randomly assigned to one of two groups: LQG (n = 63) and control (n = 63). Subjects in the LQG group received a LQG program consisting of four 45-minute sessions each week and daily walking for 30 minutes for 6 months. Control subjects walked daily for 30 minutes. Data collection was performed at baseline, at 6 weeks, and at 6 months. Primary outcomes involved functional capacity, and secondary outcomes involved quality of life.

RESULTS

The LQG group had greater improvements in the 6-minute walk test (P = .02); specific airway conductance (P = .02); monitored functional task evaluation (P = .04); Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36; general health (P < .001), mental health (P = .03)); Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire (dyspnea (P = .05), emotion (P = .05), and mastery (P = .04) at 6-month follow-up. After 6 months, the control group had significant improvement only on the SF-36 mental health (P = .02).

CONCLUSION

LQG promoted functional capacity and quality of life in older adults with COPD at 6 months and is a good alternative home exercise program for older adults in the rehabilitation of COPD.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, Beijing, China.Department of Wushu, Beijing Sport University, Beijing, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26131612

Citation

Xiao, Chun-Mei, and Yong-Chang Zhuang. "Efficacy of Liuzijue Qigong in Individuals With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Remission." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 63, no. 7, 2015, pp. 1420-5.
Xiao CM, Zhuang YC. Efficacy of Liuzijue Qigong in Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Remission. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015;63(7):1420-5.
Xiao, C. M., & Zhuang, Y. C. (2015). Efficacy of Liuzijue Qigong in Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Remission. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63(7), 1420-5. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.13478
Xiao CM, Zhuang YC. Efficacy of Liuzijue Qigong in Individuals With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Remission. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015;63(7):1420-5. PubMed PMID: 26131612.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Efficacy of Liuzijue Qigong in Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Remission. AU - Xiao,Chun-Mei, AU - Zhuang,Yong-Chang, Y1 - 2015/07/01/ PY - 2015/7/2/entrez PY - 2015/7/2/pubmed PY - 2015/10/6/medline KW - Liuzijue qigong KW - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease KW - elderly KW - functional capacity KW - quality of life SP - 1420 EP - 5 JF - Journal of the American Geriatrics Society JO - J Am Geriatr Soc VL - 63 IS - 7 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effectiveness of a 6-month Liuzijue qigong (LQG) program in promoting physical and psychosocial function in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DESIGN: Single-blind, randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Seven hospital respiratory care centers in Beijing. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals with COPD (N = 126; mean age 71.1 ± 2.7, range 65-85). METHODS: Participants were randomly assigned to one of two groups: LQG (n = 63) and control (n = 63). Subjects in the LQG group received a LQG program consisting of four 45-minute sessions each week and daily walking for 30 minutes for 6 months. Control subjects walked daily for 30 minutes. Data collection was performed at baseline, at 6 weeks, and at 6 months. Primary outcomes involved functional capacity, and secondary outcomes involved quality of life. RESULTS: The LQG group had greater improvements in the 6-minute walk test (P = .02); specific airway conductance (P = .02); monitored functional task evaluation (P = .04); Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36; general health (P < .001), mental health (P = .03)); Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire (dyspnea (P = .05), emotion (P = .05), and mastery (P = .04) at 6-month follow-up. After 6 months, the control group had significant improvement only on the SF-36 mental health (P = .02). CONCLUSION: LQG promoted functional capacity and quality of life in older adults with COPD at 6 months and is a good alternative home exercise program for older adults in the rehabilitation of COPD. SN - 1532-5415 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26131612/Efficacy_of_Liuzijue_Qigong_in_Individuals_with_Chronic_Obstructive_Pulmonary_Disease_in_Remission_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.13478 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -