The Effects of a Buqi Program on Postural Control and Self-Rated Health in French Middle-Aged Participants: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
|Fabien Legrand1*, William Bertucci2 and Guy Renard2|
|1University of Reims Champagne Ardenne, UFR STAPS, Laboratoire, Cognition, Santé, Socialisation”, (EA 6291), Campus Moulin de Housse, Reims, France|
|2University of Reims Champagne Ardenne, Groupe de Recherche en Sciences pour l’Ingénieur (EA 4694), Campus Moulin de Housse, Reims, France|
|Corresponding Author :||Fabien Legrand
University of Reims Champagne Ardenne
UFR STAPS, Laboratoire
Cognition, Santé, Socialisation”, (EA 6291)
Campus Moulin de Housse, Reims, France
Tel: + 33 03 26 91 83 79
|Received February 20, 2014; Accepted March 24, 2014; Published March 31, 2014|
|Citation: Legrand F, Bertucci W, Renard G (2014) The Effects of a Buqi Program on Postural Control and Self-Rated Health in French Middle-Aged Participants: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. J Nov Physiother 4:205 doi: 10.4172/2165-7025.1000205|
|Copyright: © 2014 Legrand F, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
Background: This research aimed at exploring the effects of a short-term Buqi intervention on postural control and self-rated health in a French sample of middle-aged participants.
Methods: Twenty volunteering adults aged 31-65 were randomized into a 3 weeks long Buqi training group, or a wait-list group. Parameters regarding postural control and health-related quality of life were collected in both groups before and after the intervention.
Results: Postural stability (reflected by decreased CoP displacements) slightly improved pre- to post-training in the “Buqi” group. On the other hand, important positive changes in self-rated mental health occurred for Buqi participants (effect size >1). These positive changes were not found for participants in the control group.
Conclusions: Within the limitations of our design, it can be concluded that Buqi can be used to increase one’s perceived mental health status in middle-aged French participants. Whether this effect is mediated by pain alleviation remains to be elucidated.