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Table 2 Tai Chi and Qi gong included studies

From: Mind-body practices for people living with HIV: a systematic scoping review

Project identifier Design Sample size Intervention/duration Outcome/time
[32] USA one group pretest-posttest design 26 QG 44 qigong g.s. of 2 h /12 weeks Post-in ↓ depression ↓ anxiety ↑ T cell count
[30] USA RCT + QA 13 TC 13 EX 12 CG 16 Tai Chi g.s. /8 weeks 16 exercise g.s. /8 weeks usual care Post-int TC and EX ↑ physical function ↓ tension-anxiety ↑ QoL
[31, 33, 34] USA RCT 65 CBR 62 TC 68 SP 57 CG 10 coping and relaxation g.s. /10 weeks 10 Tai Chi g.s. /10 weeks 10 spiritual growth g.s. /10 weeks usual care Post-int & 6 months TC and CBR ↓ emotion-focused coping TC, CBR and SP ↑ lymphocyte proliferation
  1. QG qigong, g.s group sessions, Post-int post intervention, RCT randomized control trial, QA qualitative approach, TC Tai Chi, EX exercise, CG control group, QoL quality of life, CBR cognitive-behavioral relaxation training, SP spiritual growth