Tai Chi Exercise in Older People

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mau-Roung Lin, Taipei Medical University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01039779
First received: December 24, 2009
Last updated: May 18, 2015
Last verified: May 2015

December 24, 2009
May 18, 2015
January 2011
June 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
To ascertain the occurrence of falls [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01039779 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Fall-related outcomes of physical and psychological functions will assessed using direct interviews or performance tests at the subject's residence [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Tai Chi Exercise in Older People
A Randomized Trial of Tai Chi Exercise on Reducing Falls in Older Taiwanese People
The effects of tai chi exercise and lower-extremity training on improving the primary outcome and secondary outcomes among older people will be compared.
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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Fallers Aged 60 Years and Older
Behavioral: Exercise
Exercise will be taught every week over the 6-month intervention period at a subject's residence by instructors.
  • Active Comparator: Lower-extremity exercise training
    This training will be tailored by physical therapists for each participant. A series of exercises will be applied to increase the stability of the trunk muscles and to strengthen the leg muscles.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Exercise
  • Active Comparator: Tai chi exercise
    Yang-style tai chi with 18 movements will be taught every week over the 6-month intervention period at a subject's residence by tai chi instructors
    Intervention: Behavioral: Exercise
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Completed
456
June 2014
June 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Persons aged 60 years and older and who require medical attention in the emergency rooms due to sustaining a fall.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • A major unstable cardiopulmonary disease
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Contraindications to physical exercise
  • The inability to ambulate
  • Frail elderly.
Both
60 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Taiwan
 
NCT01039779
NHRI-EX102-9805PI
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Mau-Roung Lin, Taipei Medical University
Taipei Medical University
National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
Principal Investigator: Mau-Roung Lin, Ph.D. Taipei Medical University
Taipei Medical University
May 2015

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