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61. Effectiveness of Tai Chi on Cardiac Autonomic Function and Symptomatology in Women With Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Controlled Trial. (Abstract)

Effectiveness of Tai Chi on Cardiac Autonomic Function and Symptomatology in Women With Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Controlled Trial. The present study examined the effects of a 12-week Tai Chi (TC) training regimen on heart rate variability (HRV), symptomatology, muscle fitness and body composition in women with fibromyalgia. Participants were randomly assigned to either a TC training group (n = 18) or a control group (n = 19). HRV, symptomatology, muscle fitness and body composition were

2018 Journal of aging and physical activity Controlled trial quality: uncertain

62. The Impact of Combined Music and Tai Chi on Depressive Symptoms Among Community-Dwelling Older Persons: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

The Impact of Combined Music and Tai Chi on Depressive Symptoms Among Community-Dwelling Older Persons: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. The effectiveness of pharmacological treatment may be limited in older persons. Several studies using Tai Chi or music therapy separately confirmed positive effects in the reduction of depressive symptoms. We conducted a cluster randomized controlled trial to evaluate the possible synergistic effect of combined music and Tai Chi on depressive (...) symptoms.One hundred and seven older adults with mild to moderate depressive symptoms were recruited from Ya'an city. Fifty-five participants were cluster randomized to combined music and Tai Chi group for three months, while the other fifty-two individuals were randomized to the control group that entailed routine health education delivered monthly by community nurses. The primary outcome of depressive symptoms was measured with the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) at baseline and monthly for three

2018 Issues in mental health nursing Controlled trial quality: uncertain

63. Effects of Tai Chi Yunshou exercise on community-based stroke patients: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effects of Tai Chi Yunshou exercise on community-based stroke patients: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Tai Chi Chuan was used for stroke survivors with balance impairments. However, even a short-form of Tai Chi Chuan includes forms that make the exercise challenging for the stroke survivors. Tai Chi Yunshou (wave hands in the cloud) is the "mother" form and the fundamental form of all Tai Chi Chuan styles, which is considered more suitable and feasible for stroke survivors with balance (...) impairments. So this study was designed to evaluate the effects of Tai Chi Yunshou exercise on community-based stroke patients with balance dysfunctions.A total of 250 participants from 10 community health centers (5 per arm) were selected and randomly allocated into Tai Chi Yunshou exercise group (TC group) or a balance rehabilitation training group (control group) in an equal ratio. Participants in the TC group were received Tai Chi Yunshou exercise training five times per week for 12 weeks and those

2018 European review of aging and physical activity : official journal of the European Group for Research into Elderly and Physical Activity Controlled trial quality: uncertain

64. In the Eyes of Those Who Were Randomized: Perceptions of Disadvantaged Older Adults in a Tai Chi Trial. (Abstract)

In the Eyes of Those Who Were Randomized: Perceptions of Disadvantaged Older Adults in a Tai Chi Trial. Older adults living in subsidized housing have typically been excluded from exercise intervention studies. We conducted a qualitative study to explore the perceived physical, psychological, social, and economic factors that influenced participation in and adherence to a year-long Tai Chi intervention within an ongoing cluster-randomized controlled trial (RCT) for older adults living within (...) subsidized housing facilities.Focus groups were held with participants of the RCT who were allocated to the trial's Tai Chi intervention. Individual phone interviews were conducted with those allocated to Tai Chi who had low adherence or who had withdrawn their participation from the study. Emergent themes were extracted using grounded-theory methods.In this qualitative study, we enrolled 41 participants who were allocated to the RCT's Tai Chi intervention: 38 completed and 3 withdrew from the study

2018 The Gerontologist Controlled trial quality: uncertain

65. Multicomponent intervention combining a cognitive stimulation group and tai chi to reduce cognitive decline among community-dwelling older adults with probable dementia: A multi-center, randomized controlled trial. (Abstract)

Multicomponent intervention combining a cognitive stimulation group and tai chi to reduce cognitive decline among community-dwelling older adults with probable dementia: A multi-center, randomized controlled trial. This research study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a multicomponent intervention that combines a cognitive stimulation group and tai chi to reduce cognitive decline among community-dwelling Chinese older adults with probable dementia.A multi-center, randomized controlled trial (...) design was adopted in this study. In addition to treat as usual, the treatment group ( n = 41) participated in a structured cognitive stimulation group followed by tai chi twice a week, with a total of 14 sessions held during the study period. The control group ( n = 39) received treat as usual. Mattis Dementia Rating Scale and Mini-Mental State Examination were used for assessing the cognitive abilities of participants in the pre- and post-treatment periods.A 2 × 2 repeated measures analysis

2018 Dementia (London, England) Controlled trial quality: uncertain

66. Tai Chi Chuan can improve balance and reduce fear of falling in community dwelling older adults: a randomized control trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Tai Chi Chuan can improve balance and reduce fear of falling in community dwelling older adults: a randomized control trial. Fear of falling and balance impairment are prevalent in older adults and cause major morbidities for this population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Tai Chi Chuan on balance and fear of falling in community-dwelling older adults. This study was a single-blind randomized control trial. Sixty older adults were randomly allocated into two groups using (...) a 4-cell random block design. The participants of intervention group were trained in Tai Chi Chuan for eight weeks, twice a week, and 55 min in each session. Balance and fear of falling were assessed by Timed Up and Go (TUG) test, Tinetti test and Falls Efficacy Scale International in baseline and after 8 weeks. After eight weeks of intervention, the mean scores of the TUG and Tinetti scales in the intervention group were improved significantly compared to the baseline and the control group (P

2018 Journal of exercise rehabilitation Controlled trial quality: uncertain

67. Effect of Tai Chi on Cardiac and Static Pulmonary Function in Older Community-Dwelling Adults at Risk of Ischemic Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial. (Abstract)

Effect of Tai Chi on Cardiac and Static Pulmonary Function in Older Community-Dwelling Adults at Risk of Ischemic Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial. To evaluate the effect of tai chi exercise on cardiac and static lung function for older community-dwelling adults at risk of ischemic stroke.A total of 170 older community-dwelling adults (aged 55-75 years old) at risk of ischemic stroke were allocated to either tai chi training group (85 cases, five 60-min sessions of tai chi training per (...) on the intentionto-treat analysis principle was used to calculate the effect. The adverse effect was observed.Most of echocardiographic parameters on the cardiac structure, cardiac function and static lung function between the tai chi group and control group did not have a significant difference either post 12-week intervention or additional 12-week follow-up period. Only three parameters involving in right ventricular diameter (P=0.024), main pulmonary artery diameter (P=0.002) and vital capacity maximum (P

2018 Chinese journal of integrative medicine Controlled trial quality: uncertain

68. Detraining effects of regular Tai Chi exercise on postural control ability in older women: A randomized controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Detraining effects of regular Tai Chi exercise on postural control ability in older women: A randomized controlled trial. This study aimed to investigate the training and detraining effects of Tai Chi (TC) on postural control ability in single leg stance (SLS) by conducting a single-blind randomized controlled trial.Forty-eight older women were randomly divided into the TC, brisk walking (BW), and control(C) groups by using computer-generated program. The participants completed a 16-week

2018 Journal of exercise science and fitness Controlled trial quality: uncertain

69. The Effects of Twelve Weeks of Tai Chi Practice on Anxiety in Stressed But Healthy People Compared to Exercise and Wait-List Groups-A Randomized Controlled Trial. (Abstract)

The Effects of Twelve Weeks of Tai Chi Practice on Anxiety in Stressed But Healthy People Compared to Exercise and Wait-List Groups-A Randomized Controlled Trial. This randomized controlled trial was undertaken to determine whether 12 weeks of Tai Chi (TC) practice can reduce anxiety in healthy but stressed people.Fifty participants were randomized into TC (n=17), exercise (n=17), and wait-list (WL) groups (n=16). Outcome measures used were State Trait Anxiety Inventory, Perceived Stress Scale

2018 Journal of clinical psychology Controlled trial quality: uncertain

70. Effects of core strength training combined with Tai Chi Chuan for the musculoskeletal system and cardiopulmonary function in older adults: A study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effects of core strength training combined with Tai Chi Chuan for the musculoskeletal system and cardiopulmonary function in older adults: A study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. According to the national census, China has gradually become an aging society; moreover, aging has become an irreversible worldwide trend in the twenty-first century. Aging can lead to decreased physical function, mobility, cardiopulmonary function and quality of life (QOL). The feasibility and benefits (...) of core strength training (CST) and Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) in older adults (including improving cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and mental health outcomes) have been confirmed in previous studies. To date, these exercise programmes have not been systematically compared, and the potential benefits of their combined use have not been tested. The primary objective of this study protocol is to evaluate the effects of CST compared to those of TCC on the function of the musculoskeletal system

2018 Medicine Controlled trial quality: predicted high

71. Short-term Effects of Tai Chi Chuan Exercise on the Regulation of Lipid and Glucose Metabolisms and Endothelial Function

Short-term Effects of Tai Chi Chuan Exercise on the Regulation of Lipid and Glucose Metabolisms and Endothelial Function Short-term Effects of Tai Chi Chuan Exercise on the Regulation of Lipid and Glucose Metabolisms and Endothelial Function - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov Hide glossary Glossary Study record managers: refer to the if submitting registration or results information. Search for terms x × Study Record Detail Saved Studies Save this study Warning You have reached the maximum (...) number of saved studies (100). Please remove one or more studies before adding more. Short-term Effects of Tai Chi Chuan Exercise on the Regulation of Lipid and Glucose Metabolisms and Endothelial Function The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our for details. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03503084 Recruitment Status : Completed First

2018 Clinical Trials

72. Aerobic Exercise and Tai-chi Interventions for Improving Survival in Lung Cancer Patients

Aerobic Exercise and Tai-chi Interventions for Improving Survival in Lung Cancer Patients Aerobic Exercise and Tai-chi Interventions for Improving Survival in Lung Cancer Patients - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov Hide glossary Glossary Study record managers: refer to the if submitting registration or results information. Search for terms x × Study Record Detail Saved Studies Save this study Warning You have reached the maximum number of saved studies (100). Please remove one or more (...) studies before adding more. Aerobic Exercise and Tai-chi Interventions for Improving Survival in Lung Cancer Patients The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our for details. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03482323 Recruitment Status : Recruiting First Posted

2018 Clinical Trials

73. Statistical concerns about the study: hypoglycemic and antioxidant effect of Tai chi exercise training in older adults with metabolic syndrome Full Text available with Trip Pro

Statistical concerns about the study: hypoglycemic and antioxidant effect of Tai chi exercise training in older adults with metabolic syndrome 30026657 2018 10 12 2018 11 14 1178-1998 13 2018 Clinical interventions in aging Clin Interv Aging Statistical concerns about the study: hypoglycemic and antioxidant effect of Tai chi exercise training in older adults with metabolic syndrome. 1233-1235 10.2147/CIA.S171443 Aydın Tuğba T Istanbul Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Training Hospital (...) , Istanbul, Turkey, drtugbaaydin@gmail.com. Oren Meryem Merve MM Department of Public Health, Istanbul Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey. Bahat Gulistan G Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Istanbul Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey. eng Letter Comment 2018 07 11 New Zealand Clin Interv Aging 101273480 1176-9092 0 Antioxidants 0 Hypoglycemic Agents IM Clin Interv Aging. 2018 Apr 03;13:523-531 29662308 Aged Antioxidants Exercise Humans Hypoglycemic Agents Metabolic Syndrome Tai Ji

2018 Clinical interventions in aging

74. Tai Chi Improves Brain Metabolism and Muscle Energetics in Older Adults Full Text available with Trip Pro

Tai Chi Improves Brain Metabolism and Muscle Energetics in Older Adults Tai Chi is a mind-body exercise that has been shown to improve both mental and physical health. As a result, recent literature suggests the use of Tai Chi to treat both physical and psychological disorders. However, the underlying physiological changes have not been characterized. The aim of this pilot study is to assess the changes in brain metabolites and muscle energetics after Tai Chi training in an aging population (...) using a combined brain-muscle magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) examination.Six healthy older adults were prospectively recruited and enrolled into a 12-week Tai Chi program. A brain 1 H MRS and a muscle 31 P MRS were scanned before and after the training, and postprocessed to measure N-acetylaspartate to creatine (NAA/Cr) ratios and phosphocreatine (PCr) recovery time. Wilcoxon-signed rank tests were utilized to assess the differences between pre- and post-Tai Chi training.A significant within

2018 Journal of Neuroimaging

75. A randomized controlled trial of mindfulness-based Tai Chi Chuan for subthreshold depression adolescents Full Text available with Trip Pro

A randomized controlled trial of mindfulness-based Tai Chi Chuan for subthreshold depression adolescents The incidence of subthreshold depression (StD) in adolescents is growing rapidly, which in turn is known to impair functioning and increase the risk of major depression. It is therefore important to provide effective intervention to prevent the transition from StD to major depression. As a traditional Chinese mind-body exercise, Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) may be an available selection. Researchers (...) have shown the effectiveness of mindfulness-based therapy on depression; however, for the StD youth, there have been no studies to investigate whether mindfulness-based Tai Chi Chuan (MTCC) can be recommended as an effective exercise for improving their psychological state. The aim of present study was to evaluate the effect of MTCC on psychological outcomes of StD adolescents including the depression levels and mindfulness state in a randomized controlled trial (RCT).An RCT was carried out

2018 Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment Controlled trial quality: uncertain

76. Task-Switching Performance Improvements After Tai Chi Chuan Training Are Associated With Greater Prefrontal Activation in Older Adults Full Text available with Trip Pro

Task-Switching Performance Improvements After Tai Chi Chuan Training Are Associated With Greater Prefrontal Activation in Older Adults Studies have shown that Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) training has benefits on task-switching ability. However, the neural correlates underlying the effects of TCC training on task-switching ability remain unclear. Using task-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) with a numerical Stroop paradigm, we investigated changes of prefrontal brain activation

2018 Frontiers in aging neuroscience Controlled trial quality: uncertain

77. Tai chi for overweight/obese adolescent and young women with polycystic ovary syndrome: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Tai chi for overweight/obese adolescent and young women with polycystic ovary syndrome: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial Tai Chi is a moderately intense exercise that dates back to ancient China. It has been reported that Tai Chi not only has beneficial effects on metabolic disorders, such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and obesity, but also has favorable effects on psychological well-being. Since these conditions are quite closely associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (...) (PCOS), we hypothesis that Tai Chi could be a potential treatment option for PCOS patients. We aim to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of Tai Chi on overweight/obese adolescent and young women with PCOS.A total of 50 patients will be randomized into two arms: (1) Tai Chi or (2) self-monitored exercise. Both groups will exercise for 3 months. The primary hypothesis is that Tai Chi results in a significantly lower Body Mass Index (BMI) than self-monitored exercise. The study was approved

2018 Trials

78. Long-Term Effects of Tai Chi Intervention on Sleep and Mental Health of Female Individuals With Dependence on Amphetamine-Type Stimulants Full Text available with Trip Pro

Long-Term Effects of Tai Chi Intervention on Sleep and Mental Health of Female Individuals With Dependence on Amphetamine-Type Stimulants Previous studies provide evidence that Tai Chi (TC) can reduce the symptoms of sleep problems and be of benefit for the rehabilitation of substance abusers. In this study, we investigated if TC practice can improve sleep quality and mood of females who are dependent on amphetamine-type stimulant (ATS). Eighty subjects were randomly assigned to TC intervention

2018 Frontiers in psychology Controlled trial quality: uncertain

79. Functional Connectivity Within the Executive Control Network Mediates the Effects of Long-Term Tai Chi Exercise on Elders’ Emotion Regulation Full Text available with Trip Pro

Functional Connectivity Within the Executive Control Network Mediates the Effects of Long-Term Tai Chi Exercise on Elders’ Emotion Regulation Previous research has identified the effects of tai chi exercise on elders' executive control or on their emotion regulation. However, few works have attempted to reveal the relationships between tai chi, executive control, and emotion regulation in the same study. The current resting-state study investigated whether the impact of tai chi on elders (...) ' emotion regulation was mediated by the resting-state functional connectivity within the executive control network. A total of 26 elders with long-term tai chi experience and 26 demographically matched healthy elders were recruited. After the resting-state scan, both groups were required to complete a series of questionnaires, including the Five Facets Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ), and a sequential decision task, which offered an index of the subjects' emotion-regulation ability by calculating how

2018 Frontiers in aging neuroscience

80. Can Tai Chi and Qigong Postures Shape Our Mood? Toward an Embodied Cognition Framework for Mind-Body Research Full Text available with Trip Pro

Can Tai Chi and Qigong Postures Shape Our Mood? Toward an Embodied Cognition Framework for Mind-Body Research Dynamic and static body postures are a defining characteristic of mind-body practices such as Tai Chi and Qigong (TCQ). A growing body of evidence supports the hypothesis that TCQ may be beneficial for psychological health, including management and prevention of depression and anxiety. Although a variety of causal factors have been identified as potential mediators of such health

2018 Frontiers in human neuroscience

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