The Effect of Tai-chi/Qi-gong on Quality of Life (QOL), Sleep, and Fatigue in Patients With Gynecological Malignancies
Tai-chi/Qi-gong is a complementary medicine technique that synergizes the mind-body
connection. The technique employs a series of positions and movements that are performed in
a slow, flowing manner to help a person concentrate on breathing and motion.
The effect of Tai-chi/Qi-gong on fatigue, quality of life, and quality of sleep will be
assessed in gynecological cancer patients. This trial will recruit 60 patients with
gynecological malignancies, who receive first or second line chemotherapy. The patients will
be allocated according to their preference to either the study or the control group. The
Tai-chi/Qi-gong classes will take place once a week, for 10 consecutive weeks, at the
facilities of the gyneco-oncology department. All patients will fill out the
questionnaires at the beginning of the study, after 5 weeks, and upon the completion of the
study (10 weeks).
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Change in the Multidimensional Quality of Life Scale cancer MQOLS-CA
The Multidimensional Quality of Life Scale cancer MQOLS-CA was written by Padilla (5) and translated into Hebrew by Dorit Pud (6).
Week 0, Week 5, Week 10
Dorit Gamus, M.D. Ph.D.
Sheba Medical Center
Israel: Israeli Health Ministry Pharmaceutical Administration