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Qigong training and effects on stress, neck-shoulder pain and life quality in a computerised office environment.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (Eva Vingård)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (Eva Vingård)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (Eva Vingård)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (Eva Vingård)
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2011 (English)In: Complementary therapies in clinical practice, ISSN 1873-6947, Vol. 17, no 1, 54-57 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

Qigong is a Chinese health promoting exercise with a rhythmic pattern of slow movements and breathing affecting the autonomous nervous system.

Objectives

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

Design

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.

Results

There was a small significant improvement of neck pain and disability following therapy.

Conclusion

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.
Keyword [en]
Qigong training, Musculoskeletal symptoms, Quality of life, Stress, Computer work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-144682DOI: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2010.09.003PubMedID: 21168116OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-144682DiVA: diva2:394194
Available from: 2011-02-02 Created: 2011-02-02 Last updated: 2011-03-07Bibliographically approved

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