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Immediate Effect of Tai Chi Exercise in Healthy Volunteers

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 19, 2014
Last Update Posted : April 7, 2015
Shanghai University of Sport
Warwick Research Services
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Adwin Life Care

Brief Summary:

Tai Chi has been widely practiced as a Chinese martial art that focuses on slow sequential movements, providing a smooth, continuous and low intensity activity. It has been promoted to improve balance and strength and to reduce falls in the elderly, especially those 'at risk'. The potential benefits in healthy younger age cohorts and for wider aspects of health have received less attention.

The present study documented prospective changes in balance and vascular responses for a community sample of adults.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Other: Tai Chi Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 64 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Immediate Effect of Tai Chi Exercise in Healthy Volunteers:Randomized Controlled Study
Study Start Date : September 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Tai Chi Group
Experienced instructor at teaching tai chi delivered in a group setting in the community lasted approximately 40 minutes. Participants in the program served as an active control group that matched to the program and delivered.The class comprised mainly seated exercises including stretching, low-level strength, and low-level cardiovascular exercise. Participants walked (warm-up and cool-down) for 7 min in class, remaining seated or standing with arm support the rest of the time.
Other: Tai Chi
No Intervention: Control Group

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Heart rate (HR) [ Time Frame: 40 Minutes ]
    Heart rate was recorded before and after the session.

  2. Systolic Pressure (SP) [ Time Frame: 40 minutes ]
  3. Diastolic Pressure (DP) [ Time Frame: 40 Minutes ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 25 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 to 25 years old
  • Have given written informed consent
  • Have a high school level of education
  • Be healthy and psychologically stable as determined by screening for medical and psychiatric problems via a personal interview, a medical questionnaire, a physical examination, an electrocardiogram (ECG), and routine medical blood and urinalysis laboratory tests.
  • Have an active interest in exploring and developing their spiritual lives
  • Cigarette smokers must agree to abstain from smoking on session days
  • Agree to refrain from using any psychoactive drugs, including alcoholic beverages, within 24 hours
  • Agree that for one week before each session, refrain from taking any nonprescription medication, nutritional supplement, or herbal supplement except when approved by the study investigators.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women who are pregnant or nursing
  • Cardiovascular conditions: coronary artery disease, stroke, angina, uncontrolled hypertension, a clinically significant ECG abnormality
  • Epilepsy with history of seizures
  • Insulin-dependent diabetes
  • Currently taking psychoactive prescription medication on a regular (e.g., daily) basis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02320747

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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, 302019
Sponsors and Collaborators
Adwin Life Care
Shanghai University of Sport
Warwick Research Services
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Principal Investigator: Avinash Mishra, MSc Shanghai University of Sport
Study Director: Dinghai Yu Shanghai University of Sport

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Responsible Party: Adwin Life Care Identifier: NCT02320747     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Adwin009
First Posted: December 19, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 7, 2015
Last Verified: April 2015
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