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Table 8 Guided imagery included studies

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

Project identifier Design Sample size Intervention/duration Outcome/time
[76] USA one group pretest-posttest design 7 GIR 6 guided imagery and relaxation g.s of 1 h30 + home practice /6 weeks Post-int ↑ self-control ↓ anxiety
[77, 130] USA one group pretest-post-test design 20 VT 1 visualization training with verbal suggestion and visualization instructions i.s. of 30 min + daily home practice /5 days Post-int ↑ white blood cell count
[78] USA untreated control group with pretest and posttest design 30 MSG 1 slow stroke back massage i.s. of 30 min Post-int MSG and GI ↓ pain ↓ anxiety ↓ depression ↑ self-esteem
30 GI 1 autogenic induction and guided imagery i.s. of 30 min
[79] USA RCT 11 PST 8 problem solving training g.s. of 1 h30 + homework /8 weeks Post-int. & 3 moths RGIT ↓ mood disturbance ↓ hopelessness
12 RGIT 8 relaxation and guided imagery training g.s. of 1 h30 + twice daily home practice /8 week
13 CG control group
[80, 131, 132] USA RCT 23 GI 1 relaxation induction and guided imagery i.s. of 22 min + daily practice /6 weeks Post-int GI ↓ depression ↓ fatigue PMR ↓ depression ↑ CD4+
22 PMR Progressive muscle relaxation home practice /6 weeks
24 CG usual care
[81, 133] USA pilot RCT 30 CSMT 1 stress, cognitive appraisal process, coping strategies, guided imagery i.s. of 1 h30 + home practice /4 weeks Post-int ↑ stress management knowledge
30 WL wait list
  1. GIR guided imagery and relaxation, g.s group sessions, Post-int post intervention, VT visualization training, MSG massage, GI guided imagery, i.s individual sessions, RCT randomized controlled trial, PST problem solving training, RGIT relaxation and guided imagery training, PMR progressive muscle relaxation, CG control group, CSMT computerized stress management training, WL wait list