Effects of qigong in patients with burnout: a randomized controlled trial
2009 (English)In: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, ISSN 1650-1977, Vol. 41, no 9, 761-767 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of Qigong in rehabilitation for patients with burnout. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized controlled trial. SUBJECTS: Eighty-two patients (68 women and 14 men, mean age 44.3 (standard deviation 9.1) years) diagnosed with burnout.
METHODS: Basic care was offered to both the intervention and the control group. Patients in the intervention group received basic care and, in addition, performed Qigong twice a week for 12 weeks. Psychological variables, health-related quality of life, perceived relaxation and physical measurements were assessed at baseline and after the intervention period.
RESULTS: No significant difference in treatment efficacy between the groups was found by either intention-to-treat or per-protocol analyses. Both groups improved significantly over time, with reduced levels of burnout, fatigue, anxiety and depression, and increased dynamic balance and physical capacity. CONCLUSION: In this study, a Qigong intervention twice a week for 12 weeks had no additional effect beyond basic care for patients with burnout.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 41, no 9, 761-767 p.
mind-body therapies; burnout; anxiety; depression; randomized controlled trial
Research subject Physiotherapy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-30750DOI: 10.2340/16501977-0417PubMedID: 19774311OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-30750DiVA: diva2:286500