Tai Chi Exercise in Older People

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified December 2009 by Taipei Medical University.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
Information provided by:
Taipei Medical University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01039779
First received: December 24, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2009
History: No changes posted
  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
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
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 Taipei Medical University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To ascertain the occurrence of falls [ Time Frame: 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

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 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 270
Study Start Date: January 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (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 13 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

Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01039779

Contacts
Contact: Mau-Roung Lin, Ph.D 886-2-27361661 ext 6572 mrlin@tmu.edu.tw

Locations
Taiwan
Taipei Medical University Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 110
Contact: Mau-Roung Lin, Ph.D    886-2-27361661 ext 6572    mrlin@tmu.edu.tw   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Taipei Medical University
National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mau-Roung Lin, Ph.D. Taipei Medical University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Mau-Roung Lin, Institute of Injury Prevention and Control, Taipei Medical University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01039779     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NHRI-EX102-9805PI
Study First Received: December 24, 2009
Last Updated: December 24, 2009
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Keywords provided by Taipei Medical University:
older fallers
tai chi

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