Healthy Beat Accupunch (HBA) Exercise Program for Community Older Adults

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Kaohsiung Medical University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Perceived Health Status
Sleep Quality

Treatments

Other: Healthy Beat Accupunch (HBA) exercise program
Other: Control

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02748499
KMUH-IRB-20140089-1

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study aimed to test the effects of a 12-month Healthy Beat Accupunch (HBA) exercise program on the perceived health status and sleep quality of the community-dwelling older adults.

Full description

Phase I: A cluster randomized controlled trial was used to test the effects of a six-month, instructor-led Healthy Beat Accupunch (HBA) exercise program on the perceived health status and sleep quality of the community-dwelling older adults. Through the use of convenience sampling strategy, eight community care centers with 232 older adults in Kaohsiung were recruited and randomly assigned based on their community care centers to a HBA experimental group or a wait-list control group. Participants in the experimental group received the HBA exercise program led by trained and certified instructors, three times per week, 40 minutes per practice for six months; participants in the wait-list control group continued with their regular daily activities. One pre-test and two post-tests, three months apart, were conducted. Phase II: Using the same method as in the phase I, participants from the phase I continued practicing the HBA exercise program, but guided by a DVD, for another six months. The feasibility, compliance, and effectiveness of the DVD-led HBA exercise program on the community-dwelling older adults were tested, and another two post-tests, three months apart, were conducted on the same outcome measurements as in the phase I.

Enrollment

232 patients

Sex

All

Ages

65 to 100 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • community-dwelling older adults aged 65 and over
  • Mandarin or Taiwanese speakers
  • able to stand and walk without assistive devices
  • cognitive alert and able to verbally state their name, address, and answer questions

Exclusion criteria

participants with severe and acute cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, or pulmonary illnesses

Trial design

Primary purpose

Prevention

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

232 participants in 2 patient groups

Healthy Beat Accupunch
Experimental group
Description:
The HBA exercise program includes: 1) warm-up: 5 slow and gentle exercises to regulate qi, loosen up the body, and elevate the energy for a safe transition to the next phase, 2) accupunch: 14 low-to-medium speed exercises to punch the 14 meridians to enhance the cardiovascular-respiratory workout, and 3) relaxation: 5 low-speed, muscle relaxing exercises with deep breaths to sooth the body and mind. It is conducted 3 times per week and 40 minutes per practice.
Treatment:
Other: Healthy Beat Accupunch (HBA) exercise program
Control
Active Comparator group
Description:
The control group maintains daily activities.
Treatment:
Other: Control

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