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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152148
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Tai Chi for Older Nurses: A Workplace Wellness Pilot Study
Abstract:
Tai Chi for Older Nurses: A Workplace Wellness Pilot Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Palumbo, Mary Val, DNP, APRN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Vermont
Title:Director/Research Associate
Co-Authors:Ge Wu, PhD; Hollie Shaner-McCrae, RN, MSA, FAAN; Betty Rambur, DNSc and Barbara McIntosh, PhD
[Research Presentation] Background: Due to aging of the nurse workforce, effective and easily replicable interventions to reduce physical injury and provide job stress reduction for older nurses are needed The widely documented positive effects of Tai Chi in the elderly, suggest it might be an effective intervention for the older nurses (age 45+). Specific Aim: The specific aim of this study was to examine the effect of Tai Chi exercises on health and wellbeing, risk for musculoskeletal injuries, and work limitations in older nurses working in a hospital setting. Methods: A convenience sample of fourteen subjects, (females age 48-63) were recruited for the pre-test, post-test experimental design pilot study. Subjects were randomly assigned to two groups: 1) the experimental group participated in Tai Chi class once a week at the workplace and were encouraged to practice Tai Chi four times a week over a 15 week period; and 2) the control group had no Tai Chi exercises. Hypothesis and Measures: Older nurses participating in the Tai Chi intervention (as compared their baseline, and controls), will demonstrate: 1. Improved health and wellbeing (measured by SF-36, Nurse Stress Scale, and Perceived Stress Scale); 2. Reduced risks for musculoskeletal injuries (measured by leg strength, Functional Reach Test, and Sit and Reach test); 3. Decreased work limitations (measured by The Work Limitations Questionnaire, Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire). Reliability and validity of measures will be discussed. Results: The intervention was conducted from September to December, 2006. Pre and post-test differences and differences between experimental and control groups are currently being analyzed and will be available in January, 2007. Significance: Tai Chi as a cost effective health promotion/injury prevention intervention merits testing on this population in order to meet what is considered to be a pressing nursing workforce need - the health and safety of the older nurse.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTai Chi for Older Nurses: A Workplace Wellness Pilot Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152148-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Tai Chi for Older Nurses: A Workplace Wellness Pilot Study</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Palumbo, Mary Val, DNP, APRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Vermont</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director/Research Associate</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mpalumbo@uvm.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Ge Wu, PhD; Hollie Shaner-McCrae, RN, MSA, FAAN; Betty Rambur, DNSc and Barbara McIntosh, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Background: Due to aging of the nurse workforce, effective and easily replicable interventions to reduce physical injury and provide job stress reduction for older nurses are needed The widely documented positive effects of Tai Chi in the elderly, suggest it might be an effective intervention for the older nurses (age 45+). Specific Aim: The specific aim of this study was to examine the effect of Tai Chi exercises on health and wellbeing, risk for musculoskeletal injuries, and work limitations in older nurses working in a hospital setting. Methods: A convenience sample of fourteen subjects, (females age 48-63) were recruited for the pre-test, post-test experimental design pilot study. Subjects were randomly assigned to two groups: 1) the experimental group participated in Tai Chi class once a week at the workplace and were encouraged to practice Tai Chi four times a week over a 15 week period; and 2) the control group had no Tai Chi exercises. Hypothesis and Measures: Older nurses participating in the Tai Chi intervention (as compared their baseline, and controls), will demonstrate: 1. Improved health and wellbeing (measured by SF-36, Nurse Stress Scale, and Perceived Stress Scale); 2. Reduced risks for musculoskeletal injuries (measured by leg strength, Functional Reach Test, and Sit and Reach test); 3. Decreased work limitations (measured by The Work Limitations Questionnaire, Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire). Reliability and validity of measures will be discussed. Results: The intervention was conducted from September to December, 2006. Pre and post-test differences and differences between experimental and control groups are currently being analyzed and will be available in January, 2007. Significance: Tai Chi as a cost effective health promotion/injury prevention intervention merits testing on this population in order to meet what is considered to be a pressing nursing workforce need - the health and safety of the older nurse.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:25:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:25:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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