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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2012, Article ID 235206, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/235206
Research Article

A Chinese Chan-Based Mind-Body Intervention Improves Sleep on Patients with Depression: A Randomized Controlled Trial

1Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
2Integrative Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Center, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, New Territories, Hong Kong
3Henan Songshan Research Institute for Chanwuyi, Henan 452470, China
4Division II, Kwai Chung Hospital, New Territories, Hong Kong
5Department of Special Education and Counselling, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Tai Po, Hong Kong
6Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Received 22 November 2011; Accepted 25 December 2011

Academic Editors: P. M. Haddad and M. Scharf

Copyright ยฉ 2012 Agnes S. Chan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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  • Agnes S. Chan, Sophia L. Sze, Yvonne M. Y. Han, and Mei-chun Cheung, “A Chan Dietary Intervention Enhances Executive Functions and Anterior Cingulate Activity in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2012, pp. 1–11, 2012. View at Publisher ยท View at Google Scholar
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  • Ruby Yu, Jean Woo, Agnes S. Chan, and Sophia L. Sze, “A Chinese Chan-based mind-body intervention improves psychological well-being and physical health of community-dwelling elderly: a pilot study,” Clinical Interventions in Aging, vol. 9, pp. 727–736, 2014. View at Publisher ยท View at Google Scholar
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  • Xiao-Wen Ji, Siu-Man Ng, Cecilia L. W. Chan, Jessie S. M. Chan, Celia H. Y. Chan, and Ka-Fai Chung, “Integrative body-mind-spirit intervention for concurrent sleep and mood disturbances: sleep-specific daytime functioning mediates sleep and mood improvements,” Journal of Sleep Research, 2017. View at Publisher ยท View at Google Scholar
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