The effect of qigong for pulmonary function and quality of life in patients with covid-19: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis

Author: Jing Peng1, Zhimin Wu2, Hongling Zhong1, Yaying Zhou3, Li Wang3, Yu Wang4, Wei Luo5, Ya Liu6, Linglin Zhang3
1 Department of Outpatient.
2 Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics.
3 Department of Anesthesiology.
4 Department of Neurology, The First Hospital Affiliated Tо AMU (Southwest Hospital).
5 Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Chongqing Jiangbei Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
6 Department of Dermatology, Chongqing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chongqing , China.
Conference/Journal: Medicine (Baltimore)
Date published: 2020 Sep 18
Other: Volume ID: 99 , Issue ID: 38 , Pages: e22041 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000022041. , Word Count: 286

Qigong is a traditional Chinese exercise method for health care, keeping fit and getting rid of diseases. It has the advantages of simple operation and few side effects. Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an acute respiratory infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2(SARS-COV-2). Its clinical manifestations mainly include fever, fatigue, and dry cough. Clinical practice showed that Qigong had some therapeutic effects on pulmonary dysfunction caused by novel Coronavirus, but there was lacking in evidence of evidence-based medicine. The purpose of this protocol is to systematically evaluate the effects of Qigong on lung function and quality of life in COVID-19 patients, and to add evidence to evidence-based medicine for the clinical application of Qigong therapy.

Use computer to retrieve English database (PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, the Cochrane Library) and Chinese database (China Knowledge Network (CNKI), Wanfang Database, VIP Information Chinese Journal Service Platform (VIP), Chinese Biomedical Database). In addition, we manually retrieve randomized controlled clinical research from Baidu academic and Google academic from its establishment to July 2020. Two researchers independently extracted and evaluated the quality of the data included in the study, using RevMan5.3 to do meta-analyses of articles included, without language restrictions.

This research evaluated the effectiveness and safety of Qigongs influence on patients pulmonary function and life quality by index such as 6-minute walk distance (6MWD), Forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), Forced vital capacity (FVC), Forced expiratory volume in 1 second/Forced vital capacity (FEV1/FVC), Forced expiratory volume in 1 second/prediction (FEV1/PRE), Self-rating anxiety scale (SAS), etc. CONCLUSIONS:: This study will provide reliable evidence-based evidence for the clinical application of Qigong in the treatment of COVID-19.

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PMID: 32957323 PMCID: PMC7505404 DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000022041