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ACE Report #8526
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Tai chi may be an effective therapy for symptomatic arthritis patients


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Evaluation of Tai Chi Program Effectiveness for People with Arthritis in the Community: A Randomized Controlled Trial

J Aging Phys Act. 2016 Jan;24(1):101-10

Contributing Authors: LF Callahan RJ Cleveland M Altpeter B Hackney

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Synopsis

343 patients with arthritis were randomized to either a tai chi therapy program or a control group. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of tai chi on symptom reduction, function, and psychological status of arthritis patients over one year. Significant improvements were displayed in balance by reach, helplessness, sleep, and role participation satisfaction for patients that part...

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