Effects of Modified T'ai Chi on Symptoms in Older Adults With Osteoarthritis
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00485043|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 12, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 12, 2007
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of TC for Arthritis on physical function, pain, and stiffness in older adults with knee/hip OA. Two hypotheses were tested:
- Individuals in the TC group will demonstrate greater improvements in physical function compared to control group participants.
- Individuals in the TC group will demonstrate greater decreases in pain and stiffness compared to control group participants.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Osteoarthritis||Behavioral: Modified T'ai Chi: T'ai Chi for Arthritis||Phase 1|
Exercise is considered a vital component of osteoarthritis (OA) treatment. T’ai Chi (TC) is a unique exercise intervention with low-velocity movements. Few studies have addressed the effects of TC on arthritis symptoms and function. TC for Arthritis was modified specifically for people with OA and consists of a standardized set of forms.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a low-dose TC for Arthritis on physical function, pain, and stiffness in individuals with OA.
Twenty-seven older adults with OA (mean age-81.3 years) completed an 8 week non-randomized controlled pre-post test quasi-experimental design study of TC for Arthritis. Physical function, pain, and stiffness were measured at baseline and 8 weeks for the TC and control groups using the WOMAC™ 3.1 Index. Qualitative data from interviews and participant observations were analyzed in order to understand the participants’ expectations and experiences with TC.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Effects of Modified T’ai Chi Exercise on Physical Function, Pain, and Stiffness in Older Adults With Lower Extremity Osteoarthritis|
|Study Start Date :||January 2006|
|Study Completion Date :||April 2006|
- physical function [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
- pain and stiffness [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00485043
|Study Chair:||Cynthia Teel S. Teel, BSN, PhD||University of Kansas Medical Center|
|Study Chair:||Geraldine R. Neuberger, BSN, EdD||University of Kansas Medical Center|