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The Effects of a Buqi Program on Postural Control and Self-Rated Health in French Middle-Aged Participants: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial | OMICS International | Abstract
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Research Article

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
E-mail: [email protected]
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.

Abstract

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.

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