Tai Chi for Stroke Rehabilitation on Balance and Cognition (TCSR)
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02868840|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 16, 2016
Last Update Posted : September 13, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Stroke||Behavioral: Tai Chi exercise Behavioral: symptom management|
Cerebrovascular disease is a major global concern. The individuals with stroke would suffer from disease associated symptoms which influence their functioning in everyday life. These symptom clusters were usually known to be sharing similar underlying mechanisms. It is clear that the development of effective stroke rehabilitation involves interdisciplinary team approach to manage physical, social, cognitive, and psychological functioning in this population.
Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art, is a low intense aerobic exercise characterized by continuous movements that embrace the mind, body, and spirit. Tai Chi addresses the integration and balance of mind and body using the fundamental principles of slow, smooth, and continuous movement control, and the transfer of body weight while maintaining an upright and relaxed posture. The newly developed style of Tai Chi for health programs is the seated Tai Chi, which shares the common Tai Chi principles while being modified to adjust the movements for patients with limited mobility.
The present randomized clinical trial project aims to apply the suggested principles as the typical features of Tai Chi applied stroke rehabilitation, and to evaluate the effects on physical (balance), psychological, and cognitive function. Only a few studies ever addressed the feasibility of Tai Chi for stroke rehabilitation, and the relationship between cognition and balance in this population is still very early stage of investigation. The main purpose of our collaborating project is to explore the direct relationship between cognition and balance in stroke patients during their rehabilitation process.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Evaluating the Effect of Tai Chi Applied Stroke Rehabilitation on Physical and Cognitive Functioning|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 2016|
|Primary Completion Date :||March 30, 2017|
|Study Completion Date :||June 30, 2017|
Experimental: Tai Chi group
Tai Chi exercise, twice a week, one hour per session. participated in Tai Chi either while seated or standing upon their comfort level.
Behavioral: Tai Chi exercise
exercise twice a week each for one hour
Other Name: seated Tai Chi
Active Comparator: Symptom management group
manage stroke symptom through phone and text message along with other rehabilitation therapy.
Behavioral: symptom management
sending text message weekly to manage symptoms related to stroke
Other Name: message counselling
- balance [ Time Frame: 3 months, 6 months ]postural stability test will be measured by standard computerized test
- activities of daily living [ Time Frame: 3 months, 6 months ]activities of daily living will be measured by Modified rankin scale
- knee muscle strength [ Time Frame: 3 months, 6 months ]knee flexor and extensor strength by isokinetic testing measured by Biodex
- cognition [ Time Frame: 3 months, 6 months ]measured by Korean version of Montreal Cognitive Assessment
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02868840
|Korea, Republic of|
|Chungnam National University Hospital|
|Daejeon, Korea, Republic of, 35015|
|Principal Investigator:||Rhayun Song, PhD||Chungnam National University|