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Tai Chi/Qigong Exercise Persistence Among Residents of Senior Housing

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

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • perceived benefits [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  • barriers to exercise [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

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


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

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
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01006447

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

Responsible Party: Peneolpe J. Klein, D'Youville College Identifier: NCT01006447     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DYC-023
Study First Received: November 1, 2009
Last Updated: November 1, 2009

Keywords provided by D'Youville College:
tai chi
older adults
exercise persistence processed this record on July 26, 2017