Comparing Tai Chi Training to a Low-Stress Physical Activity to Enhance Sleep in Older Adults
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00079664|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 12, 2004
Last Update Posted : October 1, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Sleep Deprivation Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders||Behavioral: Tai Chi||Phase 1|
Elderly individuals often suffer from sleep disturbances. Chronic sleep problems can cause significant medical, psychological, and social disruptions. Although many sleep-related studies exist, few studies have focused on improving quality of sleep. Tai Chi, an exercise that incorporates meditation and breathing with whole body movements, may improve the quality of sleep and health status of elderly individuals.
Participants will be randomly assigned to either a Tai Chi group or a conventional exercise control group. Participants in each group will exercise for 60 minutes, 3 times per week, for 6 months. Assessment of sleep quality and health status will be done at study start, 3 months, 6 months, at the end of the study, and at a 3-month follow-up visit.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Tai Chi Training and Sleep Enhancement in the Elderly|
|Study Start Date :||September 2001|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||March 2002|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||July 2003|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00079664
|United States, Oregon|
|Oregon Research Institute|
|Eugene, Oregon, United States, 97403|