The effect of health-care Qigong Baduanjin combined with auricular point sticking on athletes' pre-competition anxiety: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis

Author: Lujia Li1, Xiaozheng Li2, Pingping Xie3, Yan Li4, Li Ma5, Baoyu Ding3
1 School of Sport Training Science, Tianjin University of Sport, No. 16 Donghai Road, West District of Tuanbo New Town, Jinghai District.
2 Department of Psychiatric, Tianjin Anding Hospital, No. 13 Liulin Road, Hexi District.
3 School of Sports and Culture, Tianjin University of Sport, No. 16 Donghai Road, West District of Tuanbo New Town, Jinghai District.
4 Department of Internal Medicine of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
5 Department of Rehabilitation, Tianjin Binhai New Area of Hangu Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, No. 38 Hangupaifang East Street, Binhai New Area, Tianjin, China.
Conference/Journal: Medicine (Baltimore)
Date published: 2021 Feb 19
Other: Volume ID: 100 , Issue ID: 7 , Pages: e24874 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000024874. , Word Count: 444

Competition anxiety is also known as pre-competition anxiety (PCA), because this anxiety state often occurs before the athletes face the competition. If it is not adjusted in time, which will greatly affect the performance of athletes, even the mental health and physical health of athletes. Therefore, the selection of appropriate methods to intervene the athletes, reducing the PCA of athletes, and it has an important effect on the competition performance of athletes. Therefore, based on the basic theory of traditional Chinese medicine and sports psychology principles, this study adopts a way of systematic evaluation to study the effect of health-care Qigong Baduanjin (HCQB) combined with auricular point sticking (APS)in the treatment of athletes' PCA (APA), the purpose is to help the majority of athletes to eliminate the PCA.

Two searchers independently retrieve CNKI, WANFANG databases, VIP, CBM, Web of Science, Embase, PubMed, The Cochran Library and other Chinese and English databases. It is supplemented by manual retrieval to comprehensively collect the relevant literature data of the clinical controlled study of HCQB combined with APS in the treatment of APA. The retrieval time is from January 1, 1990 to October 1, 2020, using the subject word and keywords to retrieve, developing a retrieval style according to the characteristics of the database. The two evaluators independently use the above-mentioned retrieval methods to retrieve the main literature database, summarizing and removing the duplicate literature, then reading the title and abstract of the literature separately, excluding the literature that clearly does not meet the inclusion criteria, and finally reading the literature, and finally including the literature in line with the study, in case of disagreement, with the third researcher to decide. The quality evaluation of the literature is independently evaluated using the bias risk assessment criteria for randomized controlled trials in Cochrane Manual 5.1.0. Using the RevMan 5.3 software for meta-analysis.

This study will study the effect of HCQB combined with APS on reducing APA, and the results of the study will be published in high-impact academic journals.

The quality of athletes' mental state is related to whether athletes can play their true level of sports in the competition, and good mental state is also the prerequisite to ensure that athletes get better results. The conclusions reached by this study will provide quantifiable reference for coaches and athletes, with the aim of providing theoretical basis for helping the athletes eliminate PCA.

Ethics and dissemination:
The type of this study belongs to the category of systematic evaluation, the data in this study are derived from published research papers and public data in the Internet, so ethical review is not suitable for this study.

Prospero registration number:
2021 CRD42021228254.

PMID: 33607863 DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000024874