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Intervention Study of Mind-Body Physical Activity in Frail Institutionalized Elderly

2014-08-27 03:32:39 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Few previous studies have explored the effects of mind body approaches on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in frail elderly. Cognition and action are an inseparable whole while functioning. A new intervention-based approach using familiarity based movements and a non-judgmental approach was labeled "cognition-action." The investigators aimed to explore the effects of two different mind-body exercise types on (HRQoL) in frail institutionalized elderly.

The investigators' main hypothesis is that adaptated physical activity in frail institutionalized elderly can improve HRQoL.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Aging

Intervention

Mind-body exercises, Adapted Tai-chi

Location

Hopital Xavier Arnozan, CHU de Bordeaux
Bordeaux
Gironde
France
33604

Status

Completed

Source

Association de Recherche Gerontologique

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:32:39-0400

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