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Expectations of Qigong and Exercise Therapy in Patients With Long-term Neck Pain: An Analysis of a Prospective Randomized Study.

Persson, Liselott LU ; Gard, Gunvor LU ; Carlsson, Jane and Lansinger, Birgitta (2017) In Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 40(9). p.676-684
Abstract
Objective

The aim of the present study was to study differences in treatment expectations after participating in qigong and exercise therapy among participants with long-term neck pain, the impact of total group expectations on treatment outcomes, and the relationship between these treatment expectations and pain and disability.
Method

Reliable questionnaires were used. Differences between qigong and exercise was studied in a randomized, controlled, multicenter trial (n = 122). The impact of total group expectations on treatment outcomes and the association between these treatment expectations and pain and disability were studied with nonparametric statistical analysis and Spearman's correlation... (More)
Objective

The aim of the present study was to study differences in treatment expectations after participating in qigong and exercise therapy among participants with long-term neck pain, the impact of total group expectations on treatment outcomes, and the relationship between these treatment expectations and pain and disability.
Method

Reliable questionnaires were used. Differences between qigong and exercise was studied in a randomized, controlled, multicenter trial (n = 122). The impact of total group expectations on treatment outcomes and the association between these treatment expectations and pain and disability were studied with nonparametric statistical analysis and Spearman's correlation coefficient.
Results

The exercise group had higher expectations than the qigong group before the intervention on how logical treatment seemed to be and after the intervention on treatment credibility (ie, that the treatment would reduce/eliminate neck pain). The exercise group was also more confident that the treatment could reduce neck pain and significantly increased their expectations of reduced neck pain over the 3-month intervention period. Both treatment groups had high expectations of the assigned treatment. Those with high expectations had better treatment outcomes in pain and disability. The relationship between treatment expectations and credibility, pain, and disability was weak.
Conclusions

The current findings support the role of assessment of expectation/credibility for positive treatment results. An understanding of each patient’s treatment expectations may be helpful in guiding patients with respect to appropriate interventions and as an indication of risk of poor outcome. (Less)
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10.1016/j.jmpt.2017.07.009
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  abstract     = {Objective<br/><br/>The aim of the present study was to study differences in treatment expectations after participating in qigong and exercise therapy among participants with long-term neck pain, the impact of total group expectations on treatment outcomes, and the relationship between these treatment expectations and pain and disability.<br/>Method<br/><br/>Reliable questionnaires were used. Differences between qigong and exercise was studied in a randomized, controlled, multicenter trial (n = 122). The impact of total group expectations on treatment outcomes and the association between these treatment expectations and pain and disability were studied with nonparametric statistical analysis and Spearman's correlation coefficient.<br/>Results<br/><br/>The exercise group had higher expectations than the qigong group before the intervention on how logical treatment seemed to be and after the intervention on treatment credibility (ie, that the treatment would reduce/eliminate neck pain). The exercise group was also more confident that the treatment could reduce neck pain and significantly increased their expectations of reduced neck pain over the 3-month intervention period. Both treatment groups had high expectations of the assigned treatment. Those with high expectations had better treatment outcomes in pain and disability. The relationship between treatment expectations and credibility, pain, and disability was weak.<br/>Conclusions<br/><br/>The current findings support the role of assessment of expectation/credibility for positive treatment results. An understanding of each patient’s treatment expectations may be helpful in guiding patients with respect to appropriate interventions and as an indication of risk of poor outcome.},
  author       = {Persson, Liselott and Gard, Gunvor and Carlsson, Jane and Lansinger, Birgitta},
  issn         = {0161-4754},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {9},
  pages        = {676--684},
  publisher    = {Mosby Inc.},
  series       = {Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics},
  title        = {Expectations of Qigong and Exercise Therapy in Patients With Long-term Neck Pain: An Analysis of a Prospective Randomized Study.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmpt.2017.07.009},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2017},
}