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Tai Chi/Qigong Exercise Persistence Among Residents of Senior Housing

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01006447
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 2, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 2, 2009
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Community Health Foundation Western NY
People. Inc
Information provided by:
D'Youville College

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Physical Activity Behavioral: Instructor contact Phase 1

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 77 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Tai Chi/Qigong Exercise Persistence Among Residents of Senior Housing: a Randomized Field Trial
Study Start Date : August 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Instructor contact 1 class Behavioral: Instructor contact
Active Comparator: Instructor contact 4 classes Behavioral: Instructor contact



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. exercise persistence [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. perceived benefits [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  2. barriers to exercise [ Time Frame: 3 months ]


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

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): 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

Responsible Party: Peneolpe J. Klein, D'Youville College
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01006447     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DYC-023
First Posted: November 2, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 2, 2009
Last Verified: November 2009

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