Effectiveness of Qigong vs. Physiotherapy to Improve Quality of Life of Women With Fibromyalgia

U

University of Extremadura

Status

Completed

Conditions

Fibromyalgia

Treatments

Other: Qigong group
Other: Physiotherapy

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT04328142
11//2012

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study analyze the effectiveness of a Physiotherapy treatment versus a Qigong exercise programme improving quality of life of subjects with Fibromyalgia.

Full description

Objective: This study investigated the effectiveness of a Physiotherapy treatment versus a Qigong exercise programme for the improvement of the quality of life of subjects with Fibromyalgia. Design: A single-blind randomized clinical controlled trial. Setting: University of Extremadura, Spain Subjects: Women with Fibromyalgia Interventions: 141 Participants were randomized to a Qigong exercise program group (n=47), a physiotherapy treatment group (n=47) and control group (n=47) for 6 weeks. Main Measures: Measures were taken at baseline (week 0), pre intervention (week 1) and post intervention (week 6). The primary outcome measure were quality of life (Spanish Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (SFIQ), pain (VAS), perceive exertion (Borg scale), spirometry measures (Spirobank-G MIR spirometry) and balance (Wii-Fit, Nintendo ©). The secondary outcome measures were flexibility (Wells and Dillon test and Sit and Reach test), Range of movement (goniometer), muscle strength (Lowett scale).

Enrollment

165 patients

Sex

Female

Ages

30 to 65 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • women between 30 and 65 years old,
  • diagnosed with Fibromyalgia by a specialized physician,

Exclusion criteria

The exclusion criteria were to present any limitation of mobility due to Fibromyalgia or other pathology, previous practice or knowledge of Qi gong, to be under Physiotherapy treatment and to practice any physical exercise.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

165 participants in 3 patient groups

Qigong
Experimental group
Description:
The Qigong experimental group performed the 20 figures to improve health and longevity described by the master of Qigong 'Wang Ziping'. These are based on therapeutic exercises of Traditional Chinese Medicine. They work on breathing, flexibility and balance. Each figure was repeated 6 times. The sessions were administered twice a week during 45 minutes and were guided by a Doctor in Western Medicine who is also qualified as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qigong teacher.
Treatment:
Other: Qigong group
Physiotherapy
Experimental group
Description:
The physiotherapy experimental group completed an active exercises program guided by a qualified physiotherapist. The exercise programme was based on active shoulder, hips and spine kinesiotherapy. It included a warm up of 3-5 minutes walking, followed by 6 repetitions of shoulder and hip exercises in standing, cervical spine exercises in sitting or standing, according to the comfort of the patient, thoracic and lumbar spine exercises performed in supine on a mat and balance exercises in standing. Stretching exercises were also performed at the end of the session. The exercises were accompanied by gentle breathing coordinated with the movements. The sessions were administered twice a week during 45 minutes.
Treatment:
Other: Physiotherapy
Control
No Intervention group
Description:
The control group did not receive any intervention. The participants continued with their routine medical treatment.

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