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Tai Chi and Workplace Wellness for Health Care Workers: A Systematic Review

Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University, Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5-00185 Rome, Italy
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(1), 343; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17010343
Received: 13 December 2019 / Revised: 28 December 2019 / Accepted: 31 December 2019 / Published: 3 January 2020
Several studies show the positive effects of new non-medical therapies known as complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs). In this context, the discipline of tai chi is obtaining a wider consensus because of its many beneficial effects both on the human body and mind. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review of the scientific literature concerning the relationship between tai chi practice and wellness of health care workers (HCW) in their professional setting. The research was performed in September 2019, investigating the databases Cinahl, Scopus, Web of Science, and PubMed. Full-text articles, written in English language and published after 1995, were taken into account. No restrictions regarding the study design were applied. A quality assessment was developed using AMSTAR, Jadad, Newcastle–Ottawa Scale, INSA, and CASE REPORT scale. Six papers were finally included: Three clinical trials, one observational study, one systematic review, and one case report. The methodological quality of the included studies was judged as medium level. In conclusion, this systematic review suggests the potential impact of interventions such as tai chi as tools for reducing work-related stress among healthcare professionals. Further research will be needed in order to gain robust evidence of its efficacy. View Full-Text
Keywords: tai chi; workplace wellness; workplace wellbeing; nursing; health professional; stress tai chi; workplace wellness; workplace wellbeing; nursing; health professional; stress
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Cocchiara, R.A.; Dorelli, B.; Gholamalishahi, S.; Longo, W.; Musumeci, E.; Mannocci, A.; La Torre, G. Tai Chi and Workplace Wellness for Health Care Workers: A Systematic Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 343.

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Cocchiara RA, Dorelli B, Gholamalishahi S, Longo W, Musumeci E, Mannocci A, La Torre G. Tai Chi and Workplace Wellness for Health Care Workers: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(1):343.

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Cocchiara, Rosario A.; Dorelli, Barbara; Gholamalishahi, Shima; Longo, William; Musumeci, Emiliano; Mannocci, Alice; La Torre, Giuseppe. 2020. "Tai Chi and Workplace Wellness for Health Care Workers: A Systematic Review" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17, no. 1: 343.

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