Intervention Study of Mind-Body Physical Activity in Frail Institutionalized Elderly
Few previous studies have explored the effects of mind body approaches on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in frail elderly. Cognition and action are an inseparable whole while functioning. A new intervention-based approach using familiarity based movements and a non-judgmental approach was labeled "cognition-action." The investigators aimed to explore the effects of two different mind-body exercise types on (HRQoL) in frail institutionalized elderly.
The investigators' main hypothesis is that adaptated physical activity in frail institutionalized elderly can improve HRQoL.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||A Randomized Interventional Study of a Cognition-Action Physical Activity and Adapted Tai-Chi in Frail Institutionalized Elderly|
- MOS SF-12 [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Timed Up and Go test
|Study Start Date:||May 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2008|
Cognition and action are an inseparable whole while functioning, a new intervention based approach using familiarity based movements and non judgmental approach was labeled "cognition-action".
|Behavioral: Mind-body exercises|
Active Comparator: AT
Adapted Tai Chi is based on Tai Chi like movements
|Behavioral: Adapted Tai-chi|
No Intervention: C