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dc.contributor.authorYılmaz Gökmen, Gülhan
dc.contributor.authorAkkoyunlu, Muhammed Emin
dc.contributor.authorKılıç, Lütfiye
dc.contributor.authorAlgun, Zeliha Candan
dc.date.accessioned10.07.201910:49:13
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-10T19:50:00Z
dc.date.available10.07.201910:49:13
dc.date.available2019-07-10T19:50:00Z
dc.date.issued2019en_US
dc.identifier.citationYılmaz Gökmen, G., Akkoyunlu, M. E., Kılıç, L. ve Algun, Z. C. (2019). The effect of T'ai Chi and Qigong training on patients with obstructive sleep apnea: A randomized controlled study. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 25(3), 317-325. https://dx.doi.org/10.1089/acm.2018.0197en_US
dc.identifier.issn1075-5535
dc.identifier.issn1557-7708
dc.identifier.urihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1089/acm.2018.0197
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12511/1848
dc.descriptionWOS: 000450066500001en_US
dc.descriptionPubMed ID: 30427696en_US
dc.description.abstractObjectives: This study aims to investigate the effects of T'ai Chi and Gigong (TCQ) training on severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Design: A prospective, 12-week, single-center, double-blinded, randomized controlled trial. Setting: Sleep Disorders Center of Medical Faculty in Istanbul, Turkey. Subjects: Fifty adult patients with mild and moderate OSA. Interventions: Patients were randomly allocated into either an intervention group or a control group. The intervention group (n=25) received TCQ training under physiotherapist supervision for 1h, three times per week, for 12 weeks and a home exercise program was provided for another 2 days. The control group (n=25) received only a home exercise program for 12 weeks, 5 days per week. Outcome measures: All patients were assessed before and after the exercise program. Objective parameters of sleep were measured by polysomnography, while subjective parameters of sleep were assessed using the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) and the 3-factor Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Pulmonary functions were assessed with a pulmonary function test; health-related quality of life was evaluated through the Short Form-36. Results: In the intervention group, there was a statistically significant decrease in the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) (p=0.001) and percentage and duration of stage N2 sleep (p=0.041 and p=0.037, respectively), while there was a statistically significant increase in percentage and duration of stage N3 sleep when compared with the controls (p=0.048 and p=0.043, respectively). There was a statistically significant decrease in the ESS, PSQI sleep efficiency, and total scores (p=0.001, p=0.003, and p=0.003, respectively). Conclusions: Our study results suggest that TCQ training may reduce AHI and daytime sleepiness, while improving subjective sleep quality, in patients with mild and moderate OSA.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipResearch Fund of Bezmialem Vakif University [12.2015/5]en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank Melih Zeren, PhD (PT), for his support in writing the manuscript. The authors are indebted to Esra Pehlivan, PhD (PT), and Arif Balci (PT), for their assistance with data collection. They also thank Tai Chi and Qi Gong Healing Institute Board member Master (instructor) Tarik Tekman for his valuable contribution to the TCQ training program. Patients' PFT and PSG expenses were supported by the Research Fund of Bezmialem Vakif University (Project No: 12.2015/5).en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMary Ann Liebert, Incen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectDaytime Sleepinessen_US
dc.subjectObstructive Sleep Apneaen_US
dc.subjectQigongen_US
dc.subjectSleep Qualityen_US
dc.subjectT'ai Chien_US
dc.titleThe effect of T'ai Chi and Qigong training on patients with obstructive sleep apnea: A randomized controlled studyen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.relation.journalJournal of Alternative and Complementary Medicineen_US
dc.departmentİstanbul Medipol Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Fizyoterapi ve Rehabilitasyon Bölümüen_US
dc.authorid0000-0002-2476-6567en_US
dc.identifier.volume25en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.startpage317en_US
dc.identifier.endpage325en_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1089/acm.2018.0197en_US


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