Qigong training and effects on stress, neck-shoulder pain and life quality in a computerised office environment.
2011 (English)In: Complementary therapies in clinical practice, ISSN 1873-6947, Vol. 17, no 1, 54-57 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Qigong is a Chinese health promoting exercise with a rhythmic pattern of slow movements and breathing affecting the autonomous nervous system.
To examine the implementation of Qigong for half an hour daily in a computerised office, and to study effects on health state, general health, neck-shoulder and lumbar spine symptoms and stress after six weeks training
A crossover intervention study with 37 employees randomised in two groups. A questionnaire was completed one week before starting study and every second week during the training period. After 6 weeks the first group stopped and the second group started the training.
There was a small significant improvement of neck pain and disability following therapy.
Qigong training may reduce neck disability in office workers. A longer training period might be needed in further Qigong studies in healthy, normal populations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 17, no 1, 54-57 p.
Qigong training, Musculoskeletal symptoms, Quality of life, Stress, Computer work
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-144682DOI: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2010.09.003PubMedID: 21168116OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-144682DiVA: diva2:394194