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Tai Chi is an effective intervention for the prevention of falls in frail older adults

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October 2013

Tai Chi is an effective intervention for the prevention of falls in frail older adults

Vol: 2| Issue: 9| Number:66| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Efficacy of supervised Tai Chi exercises versus conventional physical therapy exercises in fall prevention for frail older adults: a randomized controlled trial

Disabil Rehabil. 2013 Aug;35(17):1429-35

Contributing Authors:
M Tousignant H Corriveau PM Roy J Desrosiers N Dubuc R Hébert

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152 frail older adults who were admitted to a day hospital program (DHP) for a recent fall problem were randomly assigned into two different fall prevention groups: A Tai Chi group, or a physical therapy group. The results showed that both forms of treatment were effective in preventing falls in older adults, with the Tai Chi group showing a greater protective effect on falls than conventional phy...

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