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TaiChi for rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease that results in joint deformity and immobility of the musculoskeletal system. The major goals of treatment are to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, slow down or stop joint damage, prevent disability, and preserve or improve the person's sense of well-being and ability to function. TaiChi, interchangeably known as TaiChi Chuan, is an ancient Chinese health-promoting martial art (...) form that has been recognized in China as an effective arthritis therapy for centuries. This is an update of a review published in 2004.To assess the benefits and harms of TaiChi as a treatment for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).We updated the search of CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, and clinical trial registries from 2002 to September 2018.We selected randomized controlled trials and controlled clinical trials examining the benefits (ACR improvement criteria or pain, disease progression
Adult nursing: TaiChi: a promising adjunct nursing intervention to reduce risks of cardiovascular disease and improve psychosocial well-being in adults with hypertension TaiChi: a promising adjunct nursing intervention to reduce risks of cardiovascular disease and improve psychosocial well-being in adults with hypertension | Evidence-Based Nursing Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name (...) or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here TaiChi: a promising adjunct nursing intervention to reduce risks of cardiovascular disease and improve psychosocial well-being in adults with hypertension Article Text Commentary Adult nursing TaiChi: a promising adjunct nursing intervention to reduce risks
TaiChi exercise is more effective than brisk walking in reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors among adults with hypertension: A randomised controlled trial Physical inactivity is a major modifiable lifestyle risk factor associated with cardiovascular disease. TaiChi is a safe and popular form of physical activity among older adults, yet direct comparisons are lacking between TaiChi and brisk walking in their ability to reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors and improve (...) psychosocial well-being.246 adults (mean age = 64.4 ± 9.8 years, age range = 30-91 years, 45.5% men) with hypertension and at least two but not more than three modifiable cardiovascular disease risk factors (diabetes, dyslipidaemia, overweight, physical inactivity and smoking) were randomly assigned to either TaiChi (n = 82), brisk walking (n = 82) or control (n = 82) groups. The TaiChi and brisk walking groups engaged in moderate-intensity physical activity 150 min/week for 3 months; daily home-based
The effect of TaiChi training on the dual-tasking performance of stroke survivors: a randomized controlled trial To compare the effect of TaiChi training with conventional exercise on dual-tasking performance among stroke survivors.An assessor-blinded, randomized controlled trial.Community-dwelling stroke survivors.Community centers and university.Subjects in the TaiChi group and the conventional exercise group were trained with the corresponding exercises for 12 weeks (1 hour/session, 2 (...) /week). No training was given to the controls.An auditory Stroop test, a turning-while-walking test, and a dual-tasking condition that combined the two tests were conducted at baseline, after the intervention, and one month later.Forty-seven subjects were randomized into TaiChi group ( n = 15), conventional exercise group ( n = 17), or control group ( n = 15). There was no significant difference in the outcome measures among the three groups after the intervention and at the one month follow-up
TaiChi and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Compared for Treatment-Naive Patients With COPD: A Randomized Controlled Trial In COPD, functional status is improved by pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) but requires specific facilities. TaiChi, which combines psychological treatment and physical exercise and requires no special equipment, is widely practiced in China and is becoming increasingly popular in the rest of the world. We hypothesized that TaiChi is equivalent (ie, difference less than ±4 St (...) . George's Respiratory Questionnaire [SGRQ] points) to PR.A total of 120 patients (mean FEV1, 1.11 ± 0.42 L; 43.6% predicted) bronchodilator-naive patients were studied. Two weeks after starting indacaterol 150 μg once daily, they randomly received either standard PR thrice weekly or group TaiChi five times weekly, for 12 weeks. The primary end point was change in SGRQ prior to and following the exercise intervention; measurements were also made 12 weeks after the end of the intervention.The between
Effect of taichi versus aerobic exercise for fibromyalgia: comparative effectiveness randomized controlled trial. To determine the effectiveness of taichi interventions compared with aerobic exercise, a current core standard treatment in patients with fibromyalgia, and to test whether the effectiveness of taichi depends on its dosage or duration.Prospective, randomized, 52 week, single blind comparative effectiveness trial.Urban tertiary care academic hospital in the United States between (...) March 2012 and September 2016.226 adults with fibromyalgia (as defined by the American College of Rheumatology 1990 and 2010 criteria) were included in the intention to treat analyses: 151 were assigned to one of four taichi groups and 75 to an aerobic exercise group.Participants were randomly assigned to either supervised aerobic exercise (24 weeks, twice weekly) or one of four classic Yang style supervised taichi interventions (12 or 24 weeks, once or twice weekly). Participants were followed
A mixed methods study of TaiChi exercise for patients with chronic heart failure aged 70Â years and older This study aimed to evaluate TaiChi group training among patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) aged 70 years and older.Physical activity is recommended for CHF treatment. TaiChi is found to be beneficial to different patient groups, although few studies focus on older patients with CHF.A mixed methods study. Participants were randomly assigned to TaiChi training twice a week for 16 (...) weeks (N = 25) or control (N = 20). Quantitative data were collected at baseline, at the end of the training period and 6 months after training, assessing self-rated fatigue and quality of life, natriuretic peptides and physical performance. Individual qualitative interviews were conducted with participants (N = 10) in the TaiChi training group.No statistical differences between the TaiChi training group and the control group in quality of life or natriuretic peptides was found. After 16 weeks
Children and Adults TaiChi Study (CF-CATS2): a randomised controlled feasibility study comparing internet-delivered with face-to-face TaiChi lessons in cystic fibrosis. Virtual healthcare is fast entering medical practice. Research into the feasibility of using it to teach treatment regimens such as exercise has not been explored. Maintaining an exercise regime can be difficult in cystic fibrosis: group classes risk potential infection, yet motivation is hard to maintain when alone. TaiChi (...) is a low-impact exercise and involves gentle, demanding movements. This study aimed to assess the feasibility, safety and acceptability of learning TaiChi via an internet-based approach and compared patient-reported outcomes. Children and adults with cystic fibrosis were recruited to a randomised, comparative effectiveness trial. Participants learnt eight TaiChi movements; teaching was delivered in eight lessons over 3 months: delivered either via the internet or face-to-face. Assessments were at 3
TaiChi Chih Compared With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of Insomnia in Survivors of Breast Cancer: A Randomized, Partially Blinded, Noninferiority Trial Purpose Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and TaiChi Chih (TCC), a movement meditation, improve insomnia symptoms. Here, we evaluated whether TCC is noninferior to CBT-I for the treatment of insomnia in survivors of breast cancer. Patients and Methods This was a randomized, partially blinded, noninferiority
Comparative Effectiveness of TaiChi Versus Physical Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Trial. Few remedies effectively treat long-term pain and disability from knee osteoarthritis. Studies suggest that TaiChi alleviates symptoms, but no trials have directly compared TaiChi with standard therapies for osteoarthritis.To compare TaiChi with standard physical therapy for patients with knee osteoarthritis.Randomized, 52-week, single-blind comparative effectiveness trial (...) . (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01258985).An urban tertiary care academic hospital.204 participants with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (mean age, 60 years; 70% women; 53% white).TaiChi (2 times per week for 12 weeks) or standard physical therapy (2 times per week for 6 weeks, followed by 6 weeks of monitored home exercise).The primary outcome was Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) score at 12 weeks. Secondary outcomes included physical function, depression, medication use
Effects of TaiChi Chuan on cognition of elderly women with mild cognitive impairment. To detect the effects of TaiChi Chuan practice on the cognition of elderly subjects with Mild Cognitive Impairment.This is a pilot study with 26 elderly patients (mean age of 74 years) with Mild Cognitive Impairment. The evaluation instruments were Subjective Memory Complaint Scale (SMC), Rivermead Behavioral Memory Test (RBMT) and Digit Span Forward and Backward (DSF and DSB) from the Wechsler Adult (...) Intelligence Scale (WAIS). One group of 13 patients received two weekly 60-minute classes of TaiChi Chuan (Yang style) for 6 consecutive months, and the rest formed the Control Group. The TaiChi Chuan Group was also evaluated as to learning of the TaiChi Chuan practical exercises by means of a Specific Learning Test applied after three months of intervention.After six months of intervention, the TCC Group showed significant improvement on the RBMT and the SMC (p = 0.007 and p = 0.023, respectively
The effects of Tai-Chi in conjunction with thera-band resistance exercise on functional fitness and muscle strength among community-based older people The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Tai-Chi in conjunction with thera-band resistance exercise on functional fitness and muscle strength in community-based older people.Tai-Chi is known to improve functional fitness in older people. Tai-Chi is usually performed with free hands without resistance training and usually focuses (...) on training lower limbs. To date, no study has examined the use of Tai-Chi in conjunction with thera-band resistance exercise in this population.Cluster randomised trial design.Older people at six senior day care centres in Taiwan were assigned to thera-band resistance exercise or control group using a cluster randomisation. The thera-band resistance exercise group (n = 48) received sixty minute thera-band resistance exercise twice weekly for a period of 16 weeks. The control group (n = 47) underwent
Effectiveness of TaiChi in maintenance of cognitive and functional abilities in mild cognitive impairment: a randomised controlled trial. 25001031 2015 03 06 2016 11 25 1024-2708 20 3 Suppl 3 2014 Jun Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi Hong Kong Med J Effectiveness of TaiChi in maintenance of cognitive and functional abilities in mild cognitive impairment: a randomised controlled trial. 20-3 Lam L C W LC Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Chan W M (...) WM Elderly Health Services, Department of Health, Hong Kong. Kwok T C Y TC Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Chiu H F K HF Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. eng Comparative Study Journal Article Randomized Controlled Trial China Hong Kong Med J 9512509 1024-2708 IM Aged Aged, 80 and over Cognitive Dysfunction physiopathology therapy Disease Progression Female Hong Kong Humans Male Muscle Stretching Exercises methods Tai Ji
Evidence Map of TaiChi Management Briefs eBrief-no90 -- Enter search terms Button to search HSRD ® Inside VA Budget and Performance Inside the News Room National Observances Special Events » » » » » Management Briefs eBrief-no90 -- Health Services Research & Development Management eBrief no. 90 » Issue 90 February 2015 Evidence Map of TaiChi Many Veterans desire complementary and alternative medicine or integrative medicine modalities, both for treatment and for the promotion of wellness. Tai (...) Chi was developed as an ancient Chinese martial art and, today, is widely practiced for its health benefits. Results from a national survey conducted on a representative sample of adults in the U.S. estimate that approximately 2.3 million adults had practiced TaiChi in the past 12 months. Many forms of TaiChi exist, but in Western culture, it is most commonly taught as a series of slow, gentle, low-impact movements that integrate the breath, mind, and physical activity to achieve greater
Evidence Map of TaiChi Evidence-based Synthesis Program Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research & Development Service September 2014 4 Prepared for: Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration Quality Enhancement Research Initiative Health Services Research & Development Service Washington, DC 20420 Prepared by: Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Center West Los Angeles VA Medical Center Los Angeles, CA Paul G. Shekelle, MD, PhD, Director Principal (...) Investigators: Susanne Hempel, PhD Paul G. Shekelle, MD, PhD Co-Investigator: Stephanie L. Taylor, PhD Michele R. Solloway, PhD Research Associates: Isomi M. Miake-Lye, BA Jessica M. Beroes, BS Roberta Shanman, MS Evidence Map of Tai Chii Evidence Map of TaiChi Evidence-based Synthesis Program PREFACE Quality Enhancement Research Initiative’s (QUERI) Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) was established to provide timely and accurate syntheses of targeted healthcare topics of particular importance
Taichi for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Stress and a sedentary lifestyle are major determinants of cardiovascular disease (CVD). As taichi involves exercise and can help in stress reduction, it may be effective in the primary prevention of CVD.To determine the effectiveness of taichi for the primary prevention of CVD.We searched the following electronic databases: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (Issue 11, 2013); MEDLINE (Ovid) (1946 to November (...) and reference lists of reviews for further studies. We applied no language restrictions.Randomised controlled trials of taichi lasting at least three months involving healthy adults or adults at high risk of CVD. The comparison group was no intervention or minimal intervention. The outcomes of interest were CVD clinical events and CVD risk factors. We excluded trials involving multifactorial lifestyle interventions or focusing on weight loss to avoid confounding.Two review authors independently selected
Taichi for improving balance and function in patients with parkinson's disease Taichi for improving balance and function in patients with parkinson's disease Taichi for improving balance and function in patients with parkinson's disease Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Taichi for improving balance and function in patients with parkinson's (...) Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Humans; Muscle Stretching Exercises; Parkinson Disease; Postural Balance; Resistance Training; Tai Ji Language Published English Country of organisation United States English summary An English language summary is available. Address for correspondence HAYES, Inc., 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org AccessionNumber 32013000586 Date abstract record published 29/07/2013 Health
Taichi and postural stability in patients with Parkinson's disease. Patients with Parkinson's disease have substantially impaired balance, leading to diminished functional ability and an increased risk of falling. Although exercise is routinely encouraged by health care providers, few programs have been proven effective.We conducted a randomized, controlled trial to determine whether a tailored taichi program could improve postural control in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease. We (...) randomly assigned 195 patients with stage 1 to 4 disease on the Hoehn and Yahr staging scale (which ranges from 1 to 5, with higher stages indicating more severe disease) to one of three groups: taichi, resistance training, or stretching. The patients participated in 60-minute exercise sessions twice weekly for 24 weeks. The primary outcomes were changes from baseline in the limits-of-stability test (maximum excursion and directional control; range, 0 to 100%). Secondary outcomes included measures
Taichi exercise in patients with chronic heart failure: a randomized clinical trial Preliminary evidence suggests that meditative exercise may have benefits for patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HF); this has not been rigorously tested in a large clinical sample. We sought to investigate whether taichi, as an adjunct to standard care, improves functional capacity and quality of life in patients with HF.A single-blind, multisite, parallel-group, randomized controlled trial (...) evaluated 100 outpatients with systolic HF (New York Heart Association class I-III, left ventricular ejection fraction ≤40%) who were recruited between May 1, 2005, and September 30, 2008. A group-based 12-week taichi exercise program (n = 50) or time-matched education (n = 50, control group) was conducted. Outcome measures included exercise capacity (6- minute walk test and peak oxygen uptake) and disease-specific quality of life (Minnesota Living With Heart Failure Questionnaire).Mean (SD) age