The Effect of Three Different Meditation Exercises on Hypertension: A Network Meta-Analysis
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
The Effect of Three Different Meditation Exercises on Hypertension
Abstract: 

We aimed to use the pairwise and network meta-analysis to estimate the effects of different meditation exercises on the control of systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP). Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were retrieved from PubMed and Embase up to June 2016, which are published in English and reported on meditation exercise for hypertensive patients. Risks of bias assessment of the included studies were assessed by Cochrane Collaboration Recommendations and network meta-analysis was performed by ADDIS. Mean difference (MD) and its 95% confidence interval (CI) were used as the effect size. A number of 19 RCTs were included in this study. Results of pairwise comparisons indicated that meditation exercise could significantly decrease the SBP and DBP, compared with other interventions (MD = -7.10, 95% CI: -10.82 to -3.39; MD = -4.02, 95% CI: -6.12 to -1.92). With good consistence and convergence, network meta-analysis showed that there were no significant differences between meditation and other interventions on SBP. For DBP, Qigong was significantly lower than "no intervention" (MD = -11.73, 95% CI: -19.85 to -3.69). Qigong may be the optimal exercise way in lowering SBP and DBP of hypertensive patients, but a detailed long-term clinical research should be needed in the future.

Author(s): 
Yang, Hongchang
Wu, Xueping
Wang, Min
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: eCAM
Journal Abbreviation: 
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med
Publication Date: 
2017
Publication Year: 
2017
Pages: 
9784271
Volume: 
2017
ISSN: 
1741-427X
DOI: 
10.1155/2017/9784271
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 28529532 PMCID: PMC5424182

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Hongchang Yang, Xueping Wu and Min Wang. 2017. "The Effect of Three Different Meditation Exercises on Hypertension: A Network Meta-Analysis." Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: eCAM 2017: 9784271. 10.1155/2017/9784271.

Wikipedia Citation

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