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Acute Effects of Qigong Exercise on Mood and Anxiety
Örebro University.
Stockholm University and University of Southern Queensland.
Örebro University.
2011 (English)In: Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, ISSN 2157-3913, Vol. 1, 60-65 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Psychosocial stress may lead to increased rates of anxiety and depression. Aerobic exercise and mind-body therapies are frequently described as having positive effects on psychological well-being by enhancing mood and reducing anxiety. Few studies, however, have investigated the acute psychological effects of qigong exercise. Fiftynine regular qigong exercisers (mean age 50.8 years) were randomized to a Qigong or Control group. Pre- and postmeasurements were then compared. POMS-Depression, Anger, and Fatigue, and STAI-State Anxiety scores decreased significantly in the Qigong group but not in the Control group. Results thereby suggest that qigong exercise can produce desirable psychological effects, and Qigong exercise may therefore be included among other activities performed to boost resistance to daily stressors.

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American Psychological Association , 2011. Vol. 1, 60-65 p.
Keyword [en]
Qigong, Qi-training, anxiety, mood, emotion
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-49318DOI: 10.1037/2157-3905.1.S.60OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-49318DiVA: diva2:454681
Available from: 2011-11-08 Created: 2011-11-08 Last updated: 2011-11-09Bibliographically approved

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