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Article: From Body to Mind and Spirit: Qigong Exercise for Bereaved Persons with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-Like Illness

TitleFrom Body to Mind and Spirit: Qigong Exercise for Bereaved Persons with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-Like Illness
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherHindawi Publishing Corporation. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/
Citation
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2015, v. 2015, p. article no. 631410 How to Cite?
AbstractBereavement may bring negative impacts on the mind, body, and spiritual well-being of grieving persons. Bereavement as a major negative life event is also a risk factor for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). . Some bereaved persons with chronic fatigue syndrome- (CFS-) like illness experience a dual burden of distress. This study investigated the effects of bereavement on CFS-like illness by comparing bereaved and nonbereaved participants. It also adopted a random group design to investigate the effectiveness of Qigong on improving the well-being of bereaved persons with CFS-like illnessparticipants. The Qigong intervention comprised 10 group sessions delivered twice a week for 5 weeks and home-practice for at least three times a week lasting 15-30 minutes each lasting 15–30 minutes each. The participants’ fatigue, anxiety, and depression, quality of life (QoL), and spiritual well-being were measured at baseline and 3 months after treatment. The bereaved participants experienced significantly greater mental fatigue (16.09 versus 14.44,
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/218886
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.931
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.615

 

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dc.contributor.authorLi, J-
dc.contributor.authorChan, JSM-
dc.contributor.authorChow, AYM-
dc.contributor.authorYuen, LP-
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLW-
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-18T06:59:03Z-
dc.date.available2015-09-18T06:59:03Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationEvidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2015, v. 2015, p. article no. 631410-
dc.identifier.issn1741-427X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/218886-
dc.description.abstractBereavement may bring negative impacts on the mind, body, and spiritual well-being of grieving persons. Bereavement as a major negative life event is also a risk factor for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). . Some bereaved persons with chronic fatigue syndrome- (CFS-) like illness experience a dual burden of distress. This study investigated the effects of bereavement on CFS-like illness by comparing bereaved and nonbereaved participants. It also adopted a random group design to investigate the effectiveness of Qigong on improving the well-being of bereaved persons with CFS-like illnessparticipants. The Qigong intervention comprised 10 group sessions delivered twice a week for 5 weeks and home-practice for at least three times a week lasting 15-30 minutes each lasting 15–30 minutes each. The participants’ fatigue, anxiety, and depression, quality of life (QoL), and spiritual well-being were measured at baseline and 3 months after treatment. The bereaved participants experienced significantly greater mental fatigue (16.09 versus 14.44,-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporation. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/-
dc.relation.ispartofEvidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleFrom Body to Mind and Spirit: Qigong Exercise for Bereaved Persons with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-Like Illness-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChan, JSM: chansm5@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChow, AYM: chowamy@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChan, CLW: cecichan@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChow, AYM=rp00623-
dc.identifier.authorityChan, CLW=rp00579-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2015/631410-
dc.identifier.hkuros253685-
dc.identifier.volume2015-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 631410-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 631410-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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