Niu 2019

Current Status of Trial
Completed
Study Aim
Treatment Dementia
Study Design
RCT
Blinding
Unclear
Intervention type
Non-pharmacological
Intervention
Qigong // Cognitive training
Dosage and Duration
The participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: (1) qigong practice, an intervention group; (2) cognitive training, a positive control group; or (3) a combination of qigong practice and cognitive training, an intervention group.
Absolute Number of Participants
93
Health Status/Diagnosis
Vascular cognitive impairment (VCI)//Vascular dementia
Country or Countries of Recruitment
China
Primary outcomes
Cognition // Activities of Daily Living
Key Points
"All 3 groups showed significant improvements in general cognitive function, memory, executive function, and daily problem-solving ability (P < .05). Conclusion: Qigong practice is an easy and convenient exercise performed at no cost and has the potential to improve the cognitive functions of older adults with mild VCI." Niu 2019