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Effects of scheduled qigong exercise on pupils' well-being, self-image, distress, and stress
Sch Educ Psychol & Sport Sci, Linnaeus Univ, Växjö, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences. (RISPA)
Sch Educ Psychol & Sport Sci, Linnaeus Univ, Kalmar, Sweden.
2010 (English)In: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, ISSN 1075-5535, E-ISSN 1557-7708, Vol. 16, no 9, p. 939-944Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: Psychologic problems is increasing among pupils and has become a major problem in Sweden as well as in other Western countries. The aim of this study was to explore whether scheduled qigong exercise could have an effect on well-being at school, psychologic distress, self-image, and general stress.

Subjects: Pupils, 13–14 years, were assigned to either a qigong group or a control group. Intervention: The qigong group had scheduled qigong 2 times a week for 8 weeks.

Measures: Self-reported well-being at school, psychologic distress, self-image, and stress were measured pre- and postintervention.

Results: The control group had reduced well-being at school during the semester and the qigong group was stable. The qigong group reduced psychologic distress and stress, and had a tendency to improved self-image, whereas no changes were found in the control group. Self-image explains 47% (0.47) of well-being at school, and stress explains 29% (0.29) of psychologic distress. Conclusions: Scheduled qigong, meditative movement, is a possible way to improve well-being at school.

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2010. Vol. 16, no 9, p. 939-944
Keywords [en]
qigong, well-being, stress, pupils
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Social Work
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Sports Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-12575DOI: 10.1089/acm.2009.0405ISI: 000281874700005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-12575DiVA, id: diva2:372339
Available from: 2010-11-25 Created: 2010-11-25 Last updated: 2018-04-19Bibliographically approved

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