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Article: Randomised controlled trial of qigong in the treatment of mild essential hypertension

TitleRandomised controlled trial of qigong in the treatment of mild essential hypertension
Authors
KeywordsClinical trials
Exercise
Qigong
Issue Date2005
PublisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nature.com/jhh
Citation
Journal Of Human Hypertension, 2005, v. 19 n. 9, p. 697-704 How to Cite?
AbstractExercise and relaxation decrease blood pressure. Qigong is a traditional Chinese exercise consisting of breathing and gentle movements. We conducted a randomised controlled trial to study the effect of Guolin qigong on blood pressure. In all, 88 patients with mild essential hypertension were recruited from the community and randomised to Goulin qigong or conventional exercise for 16 weeks. The main outcome measurements were blood pressure, health status (SF-36 scores), Beck Anxiety and Depression Inventory scores. In the qigong group, blood pressure decreased significantly from 146.3±7.8/93.0±4.1 mmHg at baseline to 135.5±10.0/87.1±7.7 mmHg at week 16. In the exercise group, blood pressure also decreased significantly from 140.9±10.9/93.1±3.5 mmHg to 129.7±11.1/86.0±7.0 mmHg. Heart rate, weight, BMI, waist circumference, total cholesterol, renin and 24h urinary albumin excretion significantly decreased in both groups after 16 weeks. General health, bodily pain, social functioning and depression also improved in both groups. No significant differences between qigong and conventional exercise were found. In conclusion, Guolin qigong and conventional exercise have similar effects on blood pressure in patients with mild hypertension. While no additional benefits were identified, it is nevertheless an alternative to conventional exercise in the nondrug treatment of hypertension. © 2005 Nature Publishing Group. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/91651
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.833
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.167
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dc.contributor.authorCheung, BMYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, JLFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFong, DYTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, MYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, SHTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, VCWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, KSLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, CPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKarlberg, JPEen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-17T10:22:48Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-17T10:22:48Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Human Hypertension, 2005, v. 19 n. 9, p. 697-704en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0950-9240en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/91651-
dc.description.abstractExercise and relaxation decrease blood pressure. Qigong is a traditional Chinese exercise consisting of breathing and gentle movements. We conducted a randomised controlled trial to study the effect of Guolin qigong on blood pressure. In all, 88 patients with mild essential hypertension were recruited from the community and randomised to Goulin qigong or conventional exercise for 16 weeks. The main outcome measurements were blood pressure, health status (SF-36 scores), Beck Anxiety and Depression Inventory scores. In the qigong group, blood pressure decreased significantly from 146.3±7.8/93.0±4.1 mmHg at baseline to 135.5±10.0/87.1±7.7 mmHg at week 16. In the exercise group, blood pressure also decreased significantly from 140.9±10.9/93.1±3.5 mmHg to 129.7±11.1/86.0±7.0 mmHg. Heart rate, weight, BMI, waist circumference, total cholesterol, renin and 24h urinary albumin excretion significantly decreased in both groups after 16 weeks. General health, bodily pain, social functioning and depression also improved in both groups. No significant differences between qigong and conventional exercise were found. In conclusion, Guolin qigong and conventional exercise have similar effects on blood pressure in patients with mild hypertension. While no additional benefits were identified, it is nevertheless an alternative to conventional exercise in the nondrug treatment of hypertension. © 2005 Nature Publishing Group. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nature.com/jhhen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Human Hypertensionen_HK
dc.subjectClinical trialsen_HK
dc.subjectExerciseen_HK
dc.subjectQigongen_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshAlbuminuria - physiopathologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshAnxiety - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshBlood Pressureen_HK
dc.subject.meshBody Mass Indexen_HK
dc.subject.meshBody Weighten_HK
dc.subject.meshBreathing Exercisesen_HK
dc.subject.meshCholesterol - blooden_HK
dc.subject.meshCircadian Rhythmen_HK
dc.subject.meshDepression - psychologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshExercise Therapyen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen_HK
dc.subject.meshHeart Rateen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshHypertension - physiopathology - psychology - therapy - urineen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshPsychiatric Status Rating Scalesen_HK
dc.subject.meshRenin - blooden_HK
dc.subject.meshSeverity of Illness Indexen_HK
dc.titleRandomised controlled trial of qigong in the treatment of mild essential hypertensionen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailCheung, BMY: mycheung@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.emailWong, SHT: slwong@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1038/sj.jhh.1001884en_HK
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