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Exploring the effects of walking the labyrinth.
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PMID:  16740899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: This pilot study examines the effects of walking a labyrinth. METHOD: A convenience sample of 25 community members participated in a four-group, repeated measures study to gather information about vital signs and affect before and after labyrinth walks. Because of the small sample size, results were inspected for effect size (ES) differences in pre-to postcomparisons. Mean postwalk scores were also compared to control group scores. FINDINGS: Systolic and diastolic blood pressures showed essentially no ES differences pre to postwalk. The remaining ES comparisons showed .14 ES for pulse differences, .37 ES for respirations, and .22 and .56 ES differences for positive and negative affect measures, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Comparisons of postwalk scores for walkers to nonwalkers showed mixed results in significance of differences. IMPLICATIONS: This pilot study shows the feasibility of the procedures for assessing the effects of labyrinth walking on basic parameters of health.
M Kay Sandor; Robin D Froman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of holistic nursing : official journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0898-0101     ISO Abbreviation:  J Holist Nurs     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-02     Completed Date:  2006-09-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506709     Medline TA:  J Holist Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-10; quiz 114     Citation Subset:  N    
University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Nursing, San Antonio, TX, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Feasibility Studies
Health Behavior
Health Promotion / methods*
Middle Aged
Mind-Body Relations (Metaphysics)
Pilot Projects
Research Design
Walking / psychology*
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J Holist Nurs. 2006 Jun;24(2):111-2   [PMID:  16740900 ]

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