Improving Health and Reducing Disability of Depressed Elderly With Chronic Conditions Through Qigong Exercise
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03591198|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 19, 2018
Last Update Posted : July 20, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Chronic Disease Depressive Symptoms||Behavioral: Qigong Training Behavioral: Cognitive Training||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||47 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Improving Health and Reducing Disability of Depressed Elderly With Chronic Conditions Through Qigong Exercise: A Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Actual Study Start Date :||October 1, 2015|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||March 31, 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 31, 2017|
|Experimental: Qigong Training||
Behavioral: Qigong Training
|Active Comparator: Cognitive Training||
Behavioral: Cognitive Training
Cognitive Training of Memory and Executive Function with Activities requiring Mobilization
- Personal Well-Being Index (PWI) [ Time Frame: the change from baseline to the completion of intervention (12 weeks later) ]It is measured by the 8-item scale of Personal Well-Being Index (PWI). Each item was rated according to an 11-point scale ranging from '0' (extremely dissatisfied) to '10' (extremely satisfied). An overall score of PWI score was the sum of all items. The overall score ranges from 0 to 110, with higher score indicating higher subjective well-being.
- Functional Independence Measure (FIM) [ Time Frame: baseline, 12 weeks after baseline, and 16 weeks after baseline ]It is measured by the 18-item scale of Functional Independence Measure (FIM). Based on a 7-point scale for rating (1 = totally unable; 7 = totally independent), a total score of FIM ranges from 18 to 126 was generated. Higher total score indicates less disability.
- Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) [ Time Frame: baseline, 12 weeks after baseline, and 16 weeks after baseline ]It is measured by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). It has 19 items measuring 7 components of sleep quality, and a total score is calculated as the sum of all the component scores. The total score ranges from 0 to 21, with lower score showing better sleep quality.
- Timed up and Go Test (TUG) [ Time Frame: baseline, 12 weeks after baseline, and 16 weeks after baseline ]Timed up and Go Test (TUG) is used to measure mobility. During the test, participants were sitting on a chair, and then they were required to stand up, walk to a mark which is 3 meters away from the chair, go back to the chair from the mark, and sit down again. The time each participant spent to complete the above series of actions was recorded. Participants performed the test for three times, and their final scores were the average of the three. And lower score indicates better mobility.
- Handgrip Strength [ Time Frame: baseline, 12 weeks after baseline, and 16 weeks after baseline ]It is measured with a Jamar handheld dynamometer. Participants performed three trials of left hand and right hand grip strength, and the final outcome of each hand was calculated as the mean performance of the three trials. Higher score indicates stronger handgrip strength.
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|The Hong Kong Polytechinic University|
|Hong Kong, Hong Kong|