Impact of Tai-Chi on Falls Among Preclinically Disabled Older People

Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2015, online

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: March 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This randomised controlled trial investigated the effectiveness of modified Sun style tai-chi on preventing falls in community-dwelling older people in Australia. The study could not support the tai-chi as a falls prevention measure among relatively well older people with modified mobility and an increased risk of disability. Low class attendance and lack of intensity of intervention may have contributed to the lack of effect.

Length of publication: 1 page

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