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Tai Chi Exercise in Older People

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01039779
First Posted: December 25, 2009
Last Update Posted: May 19, 2015
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Collaborator:
National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mau-Roung Lin, Taipei Medical University
  Purpose
The effects of tai chi exercise and lower-extremity training on improving the primary outcome and secondary outcomes among older people will be compared.

Condition Intervention
Fallers Aged 60 Years and Older Behavioral: Exercise

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomized Trial of Tai Chi Exercise on Reducing Falls in Older Taiwanese People

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Further study details as provided by Mau-Roung Lin, Taipei Medical University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To ascertain the occurrence of falls [ Time Frame: 18 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 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 ]

Enrollment: 456
Study Start Date: January 2011
Study Completion Date: June 2014
Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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.
Behavioral: Exercise
Exercise will be taught every week over the 6-month intervention period at a subject's residence by instructors.
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
Behavioral: Exercise
Exercise will be taught every week over the 6-month intervention period at a subject's residence by instructors.

Detailed Description:
Does not desire.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

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.
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Locations
Taiwan
Taipei Medical University
Taipei, Taiwan, 110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Taipei Medical University
National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mau-Roung Lin, Ph.D. Taipei Medical University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Mau-Roung Lin, Professor, Taipei Medical University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01039779     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NHRI-EX102-9805PI
First Submitted: December 24, 2009
First Posted: December 25, 2009
Last Update Posted: May 19, 2015
Last Verified: May 2015

Keywords provided by Mau-Roung Lin, Taipei Medical University:
older fallers
tai chi