Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

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

Table 2

Demographic characteristics for bereaved participants with CFS-like illness ().

DemographicsIntervention ()Control ()
Median (range) (%)Median (range) (%)

Age (years)46 (23–52)45 (32–51)0.508
Gender
 Female19 (86.4%)21 (87.5%)
Employment0.670
 Full-time16 (72.7%)20 (83.3%)
 Part-time2 (9.1%)0
 Housewife2 (9.1%)2 (8.3%)
 Unemployed1 (4.5%)1 (4.2%)
 Other1 (4.5%)1 (4.2%)
Education0.594
 Forms 1 to 510 (45.5%)12 (50.0%)
 Forms 6 to 72 (9.1%)3 (12.5%)
 Tertiary/university9 (40.9%)6 (25.0%)
 Master’s level or above1 (4.5%)3 (12.5%)
Marital status0.336
 Single3 (13.6%)7 (29.2%)
 Married/cohabiting15 (68.2%)15 (62.5%)
 Divorced/separated4 (18.2%)2 (8.3%)
Religion
 Yes6 (27.3%)9 (37.5%)0.460
Bereavement within 2 yrs0.559
 Spouse1 (4.5%)0
 Sibling2 (9.1%)3 (12.5%)
 Parents10 (45.5%)8 (33.3%)
 Others9 (40.9%)13 (54.2%)

Chi-square test of categorical variable and Mann-Whitney test of continuous variable.