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    Effects of Health Qigong Exercise on Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

    Xiying Li1, Alyx Taylor2, Jinming Li3, Ting Wang3, Jing Kuang3, Zhihao Zhang3, Xiaolei Liu4, Tingting Liu4, Xia Qin5, Shenghua Lu6,7,*, Liye Zou3

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.24, No.6, pp. 855-867, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.021508

    Abstract Objective: This study explored the effects of Health Qigong exercise on depression and anxiety in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Methods: A total of 42 volunteers who met the inclusion criteria were recruited and randomly allocated into the experimental group and the control group. The experimental group carried out 60-minute sessions of Health Qigong exercise five times a week for 12 weeks while the control group did not perform any regular physical exercise. Data on cognitive impairment, psychomotor retardation, somatic anxiety, weight loss and sleep disorders, the sum score of the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS-17), More >

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    Effectiveness of Mind-Body Exercise on Burnout and Stress in Female Undergraduate Students

    Xiaohong Zhu1, Tongyang Chu2, Qian Yu3, Jinming Li3, Xingyu Zhang3, Yanjie Zhang3,4,*, Liye Zou3

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.23, No.3, pp. 353-360, 2021, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2021.016339

    Abstract This study was to investigate the effects of mind-body exercise on burnout and perceived stress among female undergraduate students. A sample of 146 female undergraduate students took part in this study. They were assigned to mind-body exercise group (n = 91) and control group (n = 55). Mind-body exercise group received three 90-min sessions of Baduanjin exercise per week lasting for 12-weeks. There was no intervention in the control group. The Maslach Burnout Inventory-Student Survey was used to assess burnout level, and the 10-item perceived stress scale was used to assess stress level. Significant decreases More >

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    Comparative Effectiveness of Mind-Body Exercise Versus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for College Students with Problematic Smartphone Use: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    Chunping Lu1,#, Liye Zou2,#, Benjamin Becker3, Mark D. Griffiths4, Qian Yu2, Si-Tong Chen5, Zsolt Demetrovics6, Can Jiao7, Xinli Chi7, Aiguo Chen8, Albert Yeung9, Shijie Liu10, Yanjie Zhang2,11,*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.22, No.4, pp. 271-282, 2020, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2020.014419

    Abstract Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to compare the effectiveness of mind-body exercise (ME) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on addiction level and psychological well-being among college students with problematic smartphone use (PSU). Methods: A 12-week randomized controlled study was carried out at a university in central China. A total of 95 PSU college students who met the inclusion criteria were randomly assigned to a ME group (ME, n = 31), CBT group (CBT, n = 30), or control group (CG, n = 34). Both ME intervention and CBT, twice per week for 90… More >

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