The effect of Qigong on general and psychosocial health of elderly with chronic physical illnesses: a randomized clinical trial
http://alternativehealing.org/qi gong study (Intl J Geriatr Psych).pdfSUMMARY
Objectives Based on the model by Tsang et al. (2002) which summarized the etiological factors and consequences of depression in elderly with chronic physical illnesses, a randomized clinical trial of a special form of Qigong (The Eight Section Brocades) was conducted to assess if it improved the biopsychosocial health of participants.
Results from the Perceived Benefit Questionnaire indicated very positive feedback from the participants in the intervention. Most of them felt that the practice of Qigong could improve their health in different aspects, including psychological and social. This provides the first piece of evidence that the practice of Qigong is beneficial to depressed elderly with chronic physical illnesses. [continued]
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