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The aim of this study is determine the effects of Tai Chi exercise, as compared to an education-based control intervention, on cardiovascular and balance system function in older people at risk of developing frailty. We hypothesize that long-term Tai Chi training will improve specific nonlinear properties associated of cardiovascular and balance dynamics in this population.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Tai Chi, Education-Control
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
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Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, Boston
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:34-0400
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