The effects of a three-months-long taiji intervention on psychobiological stress reactivity - a randomised controlled study

Project leader: Marko Nedeljkovic
Project duration: 2010 - 2012
Funding: Stiftung für Komplementärmedizin (Swiss complementary medicine foundation), Gottfried und Julia Bangerter-Rhyner Foundation and Parrotia Foundation (to MN), Swiss National Science Foundation (PP00P1-128565/1 to PW)

Nedeljkovic, M., Ausfeld-Hafter, B., Streitberger, K., Seiler, R. & Wirtz, P.H. (2012). Taiji practice attenuates psychobiological stress reactivity – a randomized controlled trial in healthy subjects. Psychoneuroendocrinology 37(8):1171-80.[Link]

Nedeljkovic, M., Wirtz, P.H. & Ausfeld-Hafter, B. (2012). Effects of taiji practice on mindfulness and self-compassion in healthy subjects - a randomized controlled trial. Mindfulness 3(3):200-208. [Link]

Nedeljkovic, M., Bürgler, C., Wirtz, P.H., Seiler, R., Streitberger, K.M., Ausfeld-Hafter, B. (2012). Getting started with Taiji – Investigating students expectations and teachers appraisals of Taiji-beginners courses. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012:595710. [Link]

Nedeljkovic, M., Ausfeld-Hafter, B., Seiler, R. & Wirtz, P.H. (2012). Minderung physiologischer Reaktivität auf psychosozialen Stress durch Taiji-Training – wer profitiert besonders? Eine Untersuchung moderierender Effekte von selbstberichteter dispositioneller psychologischer Stressreaktivität und Achtsamkeit. Z Med Psychol 21(4):161-69. [Link]

Nedeljkovic, M., Webfer, V., Ausfeld-Hafter, B., Wirtz, P.H. & Streitberger, K. (2013). Influence of general self-efficacy as a mediator in Taiji-induced stress reduction - results from a randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Integrative Medicine 5(3);284-290. [Link]