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1. Citation: Kelley, G. A., & Kelley, K. S. (2015). Meditative Movement Therapies and Health-Related Quality-of-Life in Adults: A Systematic Review of Meta-Analyses. PloS One, 10(6), e0129181. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129181
Keywords: quality of life, health, tai chi, qigong, yoga
Abstract: Reviews systematically existing meta-analyses of the effects of meditative movement therapies (yoga, tai chi and qigong) on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in adults. In the 10 meta-analyses identified, the majority of results (79%) favored statistically significant improvements in HRQoL, with standardized mean differences between 0.18 and 2.28 and a number needed to treat varying between 2 and 10. Concludes that meditative movement therapies may improve HRQoL in adults with selected conditions, yet argues that a need exists for a large, more inclusive meta-analysis.
Link to Full Text:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=26053053
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4459806/
Record Updated:2017-05-30
 

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