Tai Chi Exercise in Older People

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Taipei Medical University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Fallers Aged 60 Years and Older

Treatments

Behavioral: Exercise

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01039779
NHRI-EX102-9805PI

Details and patient eligibility

About

The effects of tai chi exercise and lower-extremity training on improving the primary outcome and secondary outcomes among older people will be compared.

Full description

Does not desire.

Enrollment

456 patients

Sex

All

Ages

60+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Persons aged 60 years and older and who require medical attention in the emergency rooms due to sustaining a fall.

Exclusion criteria

  • A major unstable cardiopulmonary disease
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Contraindications to physical exercise
  • The inability to ambulate
  • Frail elderly.

Trial design

456 participants in 2 patient groups

Lower-extremity exercise training
Active Comparator group
Description:
This training will be tailored by physical therapists for each participant. A series of exercises will be applied to increase the stability of the trunk muscles and to strengthen the leg muscles.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Exercise
Tai chi exercise
Active Comparator group
Description:
Yang-style tai chi with 18 movements will be taught every week over the 6-month intervention period at a subject's residence by tai chi instructors
Treatment:
Behavioral: Exercise

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