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Evaluation of the Sustaining Effects of Tai Chi Qigong in the Sixth Month in Promoting Psychosocial Health in COPD Patients: A Single-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial

Table 2

Comparison of SGRQ at baseline, 6th week, 3rd month, and 6th month.

TCQ ( )Exercise ( )Control ( )Time *group P valuePartial eta squared
Mean (SD)Change from last measurement M (%)Mean (SD)Change from last measurement M (%)Mean (SD)Change from last measurement M (%)

Symptoms < 0.038
Baseline (T1)45.75 (18.54)38.64 (19.44)37.89 (19.39)
6th week (T2)45.50 (17.85)−0.25 (−0.55)36.38 (20.24)−2.26 (−5.85)42.86 (18.96)4.97 (13.12)
3rd month (T3)42.18 (19.03)−3.32 (−7.30)37.44 (18.17)1.06 (2.91)42.37 (20.07)−0.49 (−1.14)
6th month (T4)41.11 (21.09)−1.07 (−2.54)40.90 (19.79)3.46 (9.24)43.13 (19.72)0.76 (1.79)

Activity 0.023
Baseline (T1)56.05 (19.82)47.03 (21.65)51.69 (21.24)
6th week (T2)52.43 (20.63)−3.62 (−6.46)52.43 (20.32)5.40 (11.48)53.42 (20.10)1.73 (3.35)
3rd month (T3)54.43 (19.50)2.00 (3.81)53.51 (22.11)1.08 (2.06)54.10 (18.22)0.68 (1.27)
6th month (T4)53.52 (22.27)−0.91 (−1.67)53.05 (20.45)−0.46 (−0.86)56.17 (18.56)2.07 (3.83)

Impact 0.023
Baseline (T1)34.11 (16.72)30.67 (18.79)32.77 (18.53)
6th week (T2)33.46 (17.10)−0.65 (−1.91)32.70 (18.56)2.03 (6.62)34.20 (16.59)1.43 (4.36)
3rd month (T3)34.41 (17.34)0.95 (2.84)33.79 (17.85)1.09 (3.33)37.63 (16.72)3.43 (10.03)
6th month (T4)32.49 (18.29)−1.92 (−5.58)35.27 (18.67)1.48 (4.38)37.48 (16.81)−0.15 (−0.40)

Total SGRQ 0.034
Baseline (T1)42.69 (15.13)36.97 (16.56)39.37 (16.18)
6th week (T2)41.22 (15.78)−1.47 (−3.44)39.31 (15.66)2.34 (6.33)41.48 (15.39)2.11 (5.36)
3rd month (T3)41.77 (15.18)0.55 (1.33)40.39 (16.10)1.08 (2.75)43.41 (14.77)1.93 (4.64)
6th month (T4)40.29 (16.94)−1.48 (−3.54)41.60 (15.74)1.21 (3.00)44.09 (15.01)0.68 (1.57)

SGRQ: St George’s respiratory questionnaire.
Score ranges from 0 to 100, where “0” indicates the best health and “100” indicates the worst health.
for test of repeated measures ANCOVA.

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