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The effect of Tai Chi on quality of life in male older people: a randomized controlled clinical trial

Tajic, Alireza, Rejeh, Nahid, Heravi-Karimooi, Majideh, Kia, Parvaneh Samady, Tadrisi, Seyed Davood, Watts, Tessa E. ORCID:, Griffiths, Pauline and Vaismoradi, Mojtaba 2018. The effect of Tai Chi on quality of life in male older people: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 33 , pp. 191-196. 10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.10.009

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Background and purpose Physical activity can improve the mental and physical functioning of older people. This study investigated the impact of Tai Chi exercise on the quality of life of older men. Materials and methods This randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted on 132 older men in an urban area of Iran. The subjects were randomly assigned into two groups: a Tai Chi intervention group and a control group (n = 66 per group). Quality of life was evaluated using the Leiden-Padua quality of life questionnaire before and after the intervention. Data analysis was performed using analytical statistics via the SPSS software. Results After eight weeks of Tai Chi exercise, the mean scores of quality of life in different areas demonstrated a statistically significant difference between the two groups (p < 0 0.05). Conclusion This study illustrated that the 8-week Tai Chi intervention had a positive effect on the quality of life in older men.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1744-3881
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 October 2018
Date of Acceptance: 16 October 2018
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 22:10

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