Tai Chi/Qigong Exercise Persistence Among Residents of Senior Housing

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Community Health Foundation Western NY
People. Inc
Information provided by:
D'Youville College
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01006447
First received: November 1, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2009
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

This randomized field trial uses a self-report daily exercise log to answer the research question: Does frequency of instruction influence tai chi/qigong home practice exercise persistence among residents of Senior housing?


Condition Intervention Phase
Physical Activity
Behavioral: Instructor contact
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Tai Chi/Qigong Exercise Persistence Among Residents of Senior Housing: a Randomized Field Trial

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Further study details as provided by D'Youville College:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • exercise persistence [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • perceived benefits [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • barriers to exercise [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 77
Study Start Date: August 2009
Study Completion Date: October 2009
Primary Completion Date: October 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Instructor contact 1 class Behavioral: Instructor contact
Active Comparator: Instructor contact 4 classes Behavioral: Instructor contact

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Resident of Senior housing,
  • Ability to engage in mild exercise
  • Vision sufficient to view TV medium
  • Willingness to engage in tai chi/qigong training and practice.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to provide informed consent
  • Unable to attend initial training session
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01006447

Locations
United States, New York
D'Youville College
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14201
People, Inc Senior Housing Buildings
Williamsville, New York, United States, 14221
Sponsors and Collaborators
D'Youville College
Community Health Foundation Western NY
People. Inc
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Peneolpe J. Klein, D'Youville College
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01006447     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DYC-023
Study First Received: November 1, 2009
Last Updated: November 1, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by D'Youville College:
tai chi
exercise
older adults
exercise persistence

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