Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2015 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

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

Table 3

Comparison of bereaved participants with CFS-like illness in Qigong group and control group ().

Qigong group ()Control group ()
Median (range)Median (range)

CF total score
 Before (T0)41.5 (28–53)40 (31–53)0.956
 After (T1)21 (8–34)37 (11–50)0.003
 T1–T0−17 (−35–−6)−9 (−22–8)0.007
CF: physical score
 Before (T0)24 (15–32)24.5 (19–32)0.791
 After (T1)16 (4–22)21 (9–32)0.002
 T1–T0−10 (−23–0)−5 (−14–6)0.007
CF: mental score
 Before (T0)17 (12–21)16 (7–22)0.903
 After (T1)6 (2–17)13 (2–21)0.011
 T1–T0−8 (−16–0)−4 (−9–5)0.010
HADS
 Anxiety
  Before (T0)11 (8–14)11 (6–16)0.929
  After (T1)8 (2–12)9 (2–18)0.259
  T1–T0−3 (−10–1)−2 (−12–11)0.376
 Depression
  Before (T0)8 (5–12)10 (5–15)0.051
  After (T1)7 (3–12)11 (2–17)0.016
  T1–T0−1 (−5–4)0 (−7–8)0.072
Spirituality
 Total score
  Before (T0)63 (8–116)78.5 (16–118)0.169
  After (T1)72 (61–116)68 (29–118)0.183
  T1–T014 (−37–62)−2 (−37–36)0.013
SF-12
 SF-PCS
  Before (T0)34.83 (25.55–45.01)31.60 (21.47–46.57)0.141
  After (T1)40.00 (22.79–53.15)35.82 (24.84–49.70)0.511
  T1–T02.66 (−12.67–17.97)3.79 (−1.76–22.19)0.451
 SF-MCS
  Before (T0)31.49 (12.20–49.65)35.63 (11.09–49.14)0.582
  After (T1)45.54 (28.88–57.16)36.59 (16.43–54.25)0.002
  T1–T08.91 (−2.14–30.94)0.69 (−23.07–16.34)0.002

CF: Chalder Fatigue; HADS: Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale; PCS: physical-component summary; MCS: mental-component summary; Mann-Whitney test.