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Effects of Tai Chi on Frailty in Elderly Adults

2014-08-27 03:13:34 | BioPortfolio

Summary

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.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Frailty

Intervention

Tai Chi, Education-Control

Location

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
Roslindale
Massachusetts
United States
02131

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, Boston

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:34-0400

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