Table 3

Physical and mental health related quality of life (SF 36), overall menopause related quality of life (MENQOL) and subscales, and physical activity recall (PAR).

Variable

Randomized to

Usual Care

(n = 43)

Randomized to

Tai Chi

(n = 43)

Per Protocol

Tai Chi

(N = 26)

Baseline

3 Months

9 Months

Baseline

3 Months

9 Months

Baseline

3 Months

9 Months


SF 36 Physical

53.2 ± 5.6

53.3 ± 6.0

53.1 ± 6.4

53.5 ± 6.1

52.9 ± 6.8

52.6 ± 7.7

51.9 ± 6.8

54.7 ± 5.3*

53.7 ± 6.6

.

SF 36 Mental

55.8 ± 4.8

54.6 ± 5.6

54.0 ± 8.4

52.0 ± 7.7

52.1 ± 10.1

52.6 ± 8.5

53.7 ± 7.0

53.6 ± 8.1

54.0 ± 6.6

MENQOL subscales

Vasomotor

1.78 ± 1.08

1.85 ± 1.46

1.79 ± 1.34

2.02 ± 1.36

1.89 ± 1.31

1.86 ± 1.24

1.83 ± 1.20

2.08 ± 1.53

1.76 ± 1.14

Psychosocial

1.83 ± 0.93

1.91 ± 1.04

2.01 ± 1.51

2.27 ± 1.20

2.16 ± 1.22

2.33 ± 1.17

2.13 ± 1.27

1.91 ± 1.01

1.98 ± 1.01

Physical

1.82 ± 0.68

1.91 ± 0.89

2.02 ± 0.97

1.97 ± 0.81

1.94 ± 0.68

1.96 ± 0.73

2.00 ± 0.96

1.77 ± 0.53

1.71 ± 0.58**

Sexual

1.73 ± 1.37

1.75 ± 1.58

1.77 ± 1.34

1.96 ± 1.34

1.84 ± 1.27

1.81 ± 1.41

1.68 ± 1.25

1.51 ± 0.99

1.50 ± 1.24

MENQOL Total

1.79 ± 0.74

1.84 ± 0.95

1.90 ± 0.93

2.07 ± 0.87

1.97 ± 0.78

1.99 ± 0.88

1.94 ± 0.92

1.84 ± 0.76

1.74 ± 0.76

PAR (kcal/kg/d)

144.5 ± 43.6

166.5 ± 55.7

160.1 ± 51.9

128.0 ± 38.4

151.4 ± 46.0

153.0 ± 38.3

123.9 ± 26.9

155.5 ± 47.6

156.4 ± 42.7


* Indicates change from base line to 3 months significantly different from Usual Care group at P = 0.02 (Wilcoxon rank sum test)

** Indicates change from base line to 9 months significantly different from Usual Care group at P = 0.03 (Wilcoxon rank sum test)

Values represent group means ± standard deviation at baseline, 3 and 9 months.

Wayne et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:7   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-7

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