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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