Immediate Effect of Tai Chi Exercise in Healthy Volunteers
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02320747|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 19, 2014
Last Update Posted : April 7, 2015
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|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||64 participants|
|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|
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|
- Heart rate (HR) [ Time Frame: 40 Minutes ]Heart rate was recorded before and after the session.
- Systolic Pressure (SP) [ Time Frame: 40 minutes ]
- Diastolic Pressure (DP) [ Time Frame: 40 Minutes ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02320747
|Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, 302019|
|Principal Investigator:||Avinash Mishra, MSc||Shanghai University of Sport|
|Study Director:||Dinghai Yu||Shanghai University of Sport|