Exercise mode heterogeneity among reported studies of the qigong practice Baduanjin.

Author: Antonishen K1.
1Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Fraser Valley, 45190 Caen Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2R 0N3, Canada. Electronic address: Kevin.Antonishen@ufv.ca.
Conference/Journal: J Bodyw Mov Ther.
Date published: 2015 Apr
Other: Volume ID: 19 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 278-83 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2014.05.013 , Word Count: 90

There has not been a uniform method for the practice of Baduanjin, and most published research reports involving this set of traditional Chinese exercise have provided incomplete descriptions of the movements used for those studies. This paper reviews elements of past research methodologies of Baduanjin intervention studies and provides considerations for future research. Ambiguities and inconsistencies in the descriptions of the movements, along with some implications which arise from this are discussed.
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Ba Duan Jin; Eight-section brocade; Intervention design; Movements; Specificity
PMID: 25892384