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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155791
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effects of Tai Chi on the Well-Being of Nursing Home Elders
Abstract:
The Effects of Tai Chi on the Well-Being of Nursing Home Elders
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2002
Conference Date:July, 2002
Author:Chen, Kuei-Min
P.I. Institution Name:Fooyin Institute of Technology
Title:Associate Professor
Objective: The purpose of this study is to exam the effects of Tai Chi on the physical well-being (physical health status, blood pressure, and number of falls) and psychological well-being (mental health status and fear of falling) of nursing home elders. Design: A longitudinal, time-series, qusi-experimental design is used. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: A convenience sample of 40-50 nursing home elders who meet the following criteria are recruited: 1) aged 65 and over, 2) lived in nursing home for at least three months, 3) Mandarin or Taiwanese speakers, 4) able to verbally state their name and address, and 5) ambulatory without assistive devices. Intervention and Outcome Variables: A 6-month Tai Chi intervention, two times a week, 60 minutes per practice is administered to the participants as small groups. Each group contains 10-15 participants. The outcome variables are: physical well-being (physical health status, blood pressure, and number of falls) and psychological well-being (mental health status and fear of falling). Methods: In this longitudinal, time-series, qusi-experimental study, subjects who meet the study criteria are recruited to participate in a 6-month Tai Chi intervention, two times a week, 60 minutes per practice. The outcome variables are measured before the intervention and at one-month, two-month, three-month, and six-month after the intervention. Physical and mental health status are measured by the questionnaire of SF-36 Health Survey, number of falls are reported by the subject, fear of falling are rated by the subject on a 10-point Cantril ladder scale, and blood pressure are measured by a manual sphygmomanometer. Findings: This is an one-year study funded by the National Science of Council in Taiwan. The study is in the progress and will be completed in June of 2002. Results will be reported on the effects of Tai Chi on the well-being outcomes of nursing home elders. Also, thorough the comparisons of subjects°¦ well-being status in different time frames, the minimum frequency requirement of Tai Chi practice in order to see the positive effects, in there is any, will be recommended. Implications: Finding an appropriate activity to enhance the well-being of frail elderly population, such as nursing home residents, is a challenge and an important task for the healthcare providers. Results of this study will provide an important implication for healthcare providers in taking care of this frail elderly population.

Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jul-2002
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effects of Tai Chi on the Well-Being of Nursing Home Eldersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155791-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effects of Tai Chi on the Well-Being of Nursing Home 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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July, 2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chen, Kuei-Min</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Fooyin Institute of Technology</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><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The purpose of this study is to exam the effects of Tai Chi on the physical well-being (physical health status, blood pressure, and number of falls) and psychological well-being (mental health status and fear of falling) of nursing home elders. Design: A longitudinal, time-series, qusi-experimental design is used. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: A convenience sample of 40-50 nursing home elders who meet the following criteria are recruited: 1) aged 65 and over, 2) lived in nursing home for at least three months, 3) Mandarin or Taiwanese speakers, 4) able to verbally state their name and address, and 5) ambulatory without assistive devices. Intervention and Outcome Variables: A 6-month Tai Chi intervention, two times a week, 60 minutes per practice is administered to the participants as small groups. Each group contains 10-15 participants. The outcome variables are: physical well-being (physical health status, blood pressure, and number of falls) and psychological well-being (mental health status and fear of falling). Methods: In this longitudinal, time-series, qusi-experimental study, subjects who meet the study criteria are recruited to participate in a 6-month Tai Chi intervention, two times a week, 60 minutes per practice. The outcome variables are measured before the intervention and at one-month, two-month, three-month, and six-month after the intervention. Physical and mental health status are measured by the questionnaire of SF-36 Health Survey, number of falls are reported by the subject, fear of falling are rated by the subject on a 10-point Cantril ladder scale, and blood pressure are measured by a manual sphygmomanometer. Findings: This is an one-year study funded by the National Science of Council in Taiwan. The study is in the progress and will be completed in June of 2002. Results will be reported on the effects of Tai Chi on the well-being outcomes of nursing home elders. Also, thorough the comparisons of subjects&deg;&brvbar; well-being status in different time frames, the minimum frequency requirement of Tai Chi practice in order to see the positive effects, in there is any, will be recommended. Implications: Finding an appropriate activity to enhance the well-being of frail elderly population, such as nursing home residents, is a challenge and an important task for the healthcare providers. Results of this study will provide an important implication for healthcare providers in taking care of this frail elderly population.<br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:10:39Z-
dc.date.issued2002-07en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:10:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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