Effect of Qigong on Balance, Fall Efficacy, Wellbeing of People With Stroke in Hong Kong

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of qigong practice with fitness exercise on balance, fall-efficacy, physical functions, psychological wellbeing and quality of life of stroke survivors.

Detailed Description

Participants: A total of 58 stroke survivors 3 months after the current stroke will be recruited.
Methodology: An assessor-blinded, randomized controlled trial will be conducted. Stroke survivors will be included in the study if they meet the inclusion criteria. Selected patients will be randomly allocated into either the experimental group or the control group. Participants allocated in the experimental group will receive qigong training while this qigong training will be replaced by a home fitness exercise in the control group. The experimental and control groups will be required to practice a total of 50 minutes of qigong and fitness training 3 times per week and for 16 weeks respectively. The main outcome measure is balance capacity with Mini-BESTest. The secondary outcomes are fall efficacy, number of falls, postural stability and control, depression, physical functions and quality of life. Assessments will be done at baseline, 8 weeks and 16 weeks follow-ups by blinded assessors.
Data analysis: The results will be analyzed using two-way repeated measures analysis of variance with Statistical Package for Social Science version 21.0. Alpha will be set at 0.05.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Qigong Other
    Other Names: body-mind exercise
    Intervention Desc: The experimental group will be required to practice a total of 50 minutes of qigong training 3 times per week and for 16 weeks
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Qigong
    Description: Experimental group will receive a total of 50 minutes of qigong training 3 times per week and for 16 weeks.
  • Fitness exercise Other
    Intervention Desc: Active control group will be required to practice a total of 50 minutes of fitness training 3 times per week and for 16 weeks
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Fitness Exercise
    Description: Fitness exercise group will receive home fitness exercise 3 times per week and for 16 weeks.

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Mini-BESTest. Baseline, 8th week and 16th week after intervention
Secondary Fall Efficacy Scale - International Baseline, 8th week and 16th week after intervention
Secondary Number of falls Baseline, 8th week and 16th week after intervention
Secondary Limit of Stability by using Balance Master Baseline, 8th week and 16th week after intervention
Secondary Geriatric Depression Scale Baseline, 8th week and 16th week after intervention
Secondary Five Times Sit to Stand Test Baseline, 8th week and 16th week after intervention
Secondary Timed Up and Go Test Baseline, 8th week and 16th week after intervention
Secondary Modified Barthel Index Baseline, 8th week and 16th week after intervention
Secondary Stroke-Specific Quality of Life Scale Baseline, 8th week and 16th week after intervention
Secondary Sensory Organization Test by using Balance Master Baseline, 8th week and 16th week after intervention

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