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EFFECT OF QIGONG ON THE SYMPTOM CLUSTERS OF DYSPNEA, FATIGUE, AND ANXIETY

2016-12-01 16:08:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Effects of Qigong on symptom clusters of dyspnea, fatigue, and anxiety in Vietnamese lung cancer patients: A randomized control trial

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Background: Patients with lung cancer experience a variety of symptoms. The number of symptoms ranged from 7.8 to 13.2, and most of them were at a moderate level of severity. Dyspnea, fatigue, and anxiety arose as the most problematic symptoms of lung cancer. Non-pharmacological approaches to manage of symptom among lung cancer patients showed either no or mild effects. Qigong is hypothesized to alleviate these adverse outcomes; however, all trial analyzed on a single symptom, and not lung cancer patients, and there have not been many well-designed randomized control trials. The objectives of this study are following: 1) to assess the effect of Qigong on managing dypsnea, fatigue, and anxiety (as a cluster) in lung cancer patients; 2) to explore the effect of Qigong on cough another common symptom linked with dyspnea, fatigue as a cluster and quality of life (QOL) in lung cancer patients.

Methods: 156 subjects with lung cancer (stage I - III) will be randomized to either the Qigong group or the wait-list control group. Participants in the Qigong group will conduct Qigong practice 5 times per week for 6 weeks, and participants in the control group will receive usual care. The primary outcome (dypsnea, fatigue, and anxiety), secondary outcomes (cough and QOL) will be assessed at baseline, post-intervention, and post 6-weeks of follow-up.

Discussion: This study will be the first randomized trial to investigate the effectiveness of Qigong for management symptom cluster in lung cancer patients. The finding of this study will help to establish the optimal approach for the care of lung cancer patients.

Key words: dypsnea, fatigue, anxiety, Qigong, Lung cancer

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Conditions

Lungcancer

Intervention

Qigong

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Nam Dinh University of Nursing

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-12-01T16:08:22-0500

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