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Impact of medical Qigong on quality of life, fatigue, mood and inflammation in cancer patients : a randomized controlled trial

Oh, B., Butow, P., Mullan, B.A., Clarke, S., Beale, P., Pavlakis, N., Kothe, E., Lam, L. and Rosenthal, D. 2010, Impact of medical Qigong on quality of life, fatigue, mood and inflammation in cancer patients : a randomized controlled trial, Annals of oncology, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 608-614, doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdp479.

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Title Impact of medical Qigong on quality of life, fatigue, mood and inflammation in cancer patients : a randomized controlled trial
Author(s) Oh, B.
Butow, P.
Mullan, B.A.
Clarke, S.
Beale, P.
Pavlakis, N.
Kothe, E.ORCID iD for Kothe, E. orcid.org/0000-0003-1210-0554
Lam, L.
Rosenthal, D.
Journal name Annals of oncology
Volume number 21
Issue number 3
Start page 608
End page 614
Total pages 7
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2010
ISSN 0923-7534
1569-8041
Keyword(s) cancer
fatigue
inflammation
mood
quality of life
Summary Background: Substantial numbers of cancer patients use complementary medicine therapies, even without a supportive evidence base. This study aimed to evaluate in a randomized controlled trial, the use of Medical Qigong (MQ) compared with usual care to improve the quality of life (QOL) of cancer patients. Patients and methods: One hundred and sixty-two patients with a range of cancers were recruited. QOL and fatigue were measured by Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy—General and Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy—Fatigue, respectively, and mood status by Profile of Mood State. The inflammatory marker serum C-reactive protein (CRP) was monitored serially. Results: Regression analysis indicated that the MQ group significantly improved overall QOL (t144 = −5.761, P < 0.001), fatigue (t153 = −5.621, P < 0.001), mood disturbance (t122 =2.346, P = 0.021) and inflammation (CRP) (t99 = 2.042, P < 0.044) compared with usual care after controlling for baseline variables. Conclusions: This study indicates that MQ can improve cancer patients’ overall QOL and mood status and reduce specific side-effects of treatment. It may also produce physical benefits in the long term through reduced inflammation.
Language eng
DOI 10.1093/annonc/mdp479
Field of Research 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, Oxford University Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30052246

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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