Use of the Simplified Tai-Chi Exercise Program to Promote Physical Health of Institutionalized Elders

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152555
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Presentation
Title:
Use of the Simplified Tai-Chi Exercise Program to Promote Physical Health of Institutionalized Elders
Abstract:
Use of the Simplified Tai-Chi Exercise Program to Promote Physical Health of Institutionalized Elders
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Chen, Kuei-Min, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Fooyin University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Jong-Ni Lin, RN, MS; Huey-Shyan Lin, PhD; Hui-Chuan Wu, BSN, MSN; Wen-Ting Chen, MS; Chun-Huw Li, BS; Tzu-Hui Liu, BS
The aging population is growing dramatically worldwide; however, the prolonged life expectancy does not necessarily mean aging well and living with a good quality of life. Due to the aging process and sedentary life style, elders classically experience declining physical functioning and increasing incidence of chronic health problems. The purpose of this study was to test the effects of the Simplified Tai-Chi Exercise Program (STEP) on the physical health, including cardio-respiratory function, blood pressure, body fat, body flexibility, balance, hand gripping power, and fall frequency of 51 seniors who were resided in the long-term care facilities. A quasi-experimental, time-series study design was used. The outcome variables were measured three times before the intervention, one month apart. Afterwards, the certified instructors led the senior subjects practiced the STEP in two small groups three times a week, 50 minutes per practice for six months. Four post-tests were conducted at one-month, two-month, three-month, and six-month after the intervention. The GLM-repeated measures indicated that after six months Tai Chi intervention, the cardio-respiratory function, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and hand gripping power of the senior participants were significantly improved (F = 2.59, p = .027; F = 3.85, p = .002; F = 4.37, p = .002; F = 4.63, p = .001, respectively). The STEP is suggested to be incorporated as a floor activity in various long-term care facilities to promote the physical health of the functional deteriorated seniors.
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.titleUse of the Simplified Tai-Chi Exercise Program to Promote Physical Health of Institutionalized Eldersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152555-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Use of the Simplified Tai-Chi Exercise Program to Promote Physical Health of Institutionalized Elders</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chen, Kuei-Min, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Fooyin University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ns148@mail.fy.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jong-Ni Lin, RN, MS; Huey-Shyan Lin, PhD; Hui-Chuan Wu, BSN, MSN; Wen-Ting Chen, MS; Chun-Huw Li, BS; Tzu-Hui Liu, BS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The aging population is growing dramatically worldwide; however, the prolonged life expectancy does not necessarily mean aging well and living with a good quality of life. Due to the aging process and sedentary life style, elders classically experience declining physical functioning and increasing incidence of chronic health problems. The purpose of this study was to test the effects of the Simplified Tai-Chi Exercise Program (STEP) on the physical health, including cardio-respiratory function, blood pressure, body fat, body flexibility, balance, hand gripping power, and fall frequency of 51 seniors who were resided in the long-term care facilities. A quasi-experimental, time-series study design was used. The outcome variables were measured three times before the intervention, one month apart. Afterwards, the certified instructors led the senior subjects practiced the STEP in two small groups three times a week, 50 minutes per practice for six months. Four post-tests were conducted at one-month, two-month, three-month, and six-month after the intervention. The GLM-repeated measures indicated that after six months Tai Chi intervention, the cardio-respiratory function, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and hand gripping power of the senior participants were significantly improved (F = 2.59, p = .027; F = 3.85, p = .002; F = 4.37, p = .002; F = 4.63, p = .001, respectively). The STEP is suggested to be incorporated as a floor activity in various long-term care facilities to promote the physical health of the functional deteriorated seniors.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:40:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:40:40Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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