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Hu Li Za Zhi. 2018 Oct;65(5):34-44. doi: 10.6224/JN.201810_65(5).06.

[Chan-Chuang Qigong Improves Exercise Capacity, Depression, and Quality of Life in Patients With Heart Failure].

[Article in Chinese; Abstract available in Chinese from the publisher]

Author information

1
MSN, RN, Department of Nursing, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, ROC.
2
PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, ROC.
3
PhD, RN, Deputy Director, Department of Nursing, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, ROC.
4
PhD, RN, Professor, Graduate Institute of Integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine With Western Nursing, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taiwan, ROC. meiling@ntunhs.edu.tw.

Abstract

in English, Chinese

BACKGROUND:

Evidence-based research has shown the effects of traditional Chinese exercise on exercise capacity, depression, and quality of life in patients with cardiovascular disease. However, the effects of Chan-Chuang qigong on the physical and psychological status and on the quality of life of these patients are unknown.

PURPOSE:

To investigate the effects of Chan-Chuang qigong on exercise capacity, depression, and quality of life in patients with heart failure.

METHODS:

A randomized controlled study with repeated measures was conducted. One hundred participants with heart failure were recruited from a teaching medical center in Taiwan. Permuted block randomization was used to randomly assign the participants to either the Chan-Chuang qigong group, which received Chan-Chuang qigong intervention for three-months, or the control group. The outcome variables included six-minute walk distance, depression, and quality of life.

RESULTS:

Generalized estimating equation analyses showed that the Chan-Chuang qigong group achieved significantly greater improvements than the control group in terms of six-minute walk distance (p = .001, p < .001, p < .001, respectively) and quality of life (p = .016, p < .001, p < .001, respectively) at 2, 4, and 12 weeks after the intervention and depression at 12 weeks after the intervention (p = .016).

CONCLUSIONS / IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE:

The results of this study indicate that Chan-Chuang qigong improves exercise capacity, depression, and quality of life in patients with heart failure without imposing harmful side effects.

KEYWORDS:

Chan-Chuang qigong; depression; exercise capacity; heart failure; quality of life

PMID:
30276771
DOI:
10.6224/JN.201810_65(5).06
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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