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Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2006;12(2):97-105.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2006.12.2.97   
Effects of A Qigong Training Program on the Anxiety and Labor Pain of Primipara
Soon Ok Jeong, Hyo jung Kho, Eun Ju Lee
1Jeong, Soon Ok Breast Feeding Counseling, Korea.
2Department of Nursing, Keimyung University 194, Jung-Gu, Dongsan-Dong, Daegu, Korea. hjk585@kmu.ac.kr
3Andong Science College, Korea.
The purpose of this study is to verify the effects of the Qigong training program on the anxiety and labor pains of primipara. METHOD: The research subjects were a total of 60 primipara who consulted a doctor regularly concerning their antenatal care. Among them, 30 people were the experimental group, and the other 30 people were the control group, and were selected as homogeneous with the experimental group. The degree of anxiety and labor pains were measured by State-Trait Anxiety Inventory(STAI) and Graphic Rating Scale(GRS). SPSS WIN 11.0 was used for data analysis. Obstetric and general characteristics between experimental and control groups, and a homogeneity test of state and trait anxiety were done by both X2 test and t-test. The hypothesis testing was analyzed by ANCOVA with a covariate of pretest value. RESULT: The first hypothesis, 'Primipara who join the Qigong training program have lower anxiety than those who do not join' was supported (F=28.8, p<.000). The second hypothesis, 'Primipara who join the Qigong training program have lower labor pain than those who do not join' was unsupported.
It was verified that the Qigong training program was effective in alleviating anxiety; however it did not have any effect on relieving labor pain, so more in-depth research is needed later on.
Key Words: Qigong training program; Anxiety; Labor pain; Primipara

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