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Effects of Scheduled Qigong Exercise on Pupils’ Well-being, Self-image, Distress and Stress".
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0398-0561
Örebro Universitet.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
2010 (English)In: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, ISSN 1075-5535, E-ISSN 1557-7708, Vol. 16, no 9, 939-944 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: Psychologic problems is increasing among pupils and has become a major problem in Sweden aswell as in other Western countries. The aim of this study was to explore whether scheduled qigong exercise couldhave 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 preandpostintervention.Results: The control group had reduced well-being at school during the semester and the qigong group wasstable. 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% (R2¼0.47) of well-being at school,and stress explains 29% (R2¼0.29) 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, 939-944 p.
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Psychology
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Social Sciences, Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-13924OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-13924DiVA: diva2:437206
Available from: 2011-08-26 Created: 2011-08-26 Last updated: 2016-11-11Bibliographically approved

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