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

December 24, 2009
December 24, 2009
January 2009
June 2013   (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
No Changes Posted
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.

Does not desire.

Interventional
Not Provided
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 13 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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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
270
December 2013
June 2013   (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
Yes
Contact: Mau-Roung Lin, Ph.D 886-2-27361661 ext 6572 mrlin@tmu.edu.tw
Taiwan
 
NCT01039779
NHRI-EX102-9805PI
Yes
Mau-Roung Lin, Institute of Injury Prevention and Control, Taipei Medical University
Taipei Medical University
National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
Principal Investigator: Mau-Roung Lin, Ph.D. Taipei Medical University
Taipei Medical University
December 2009

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