Effectiveness of the Simplified Tai-Chi Exercise Program (STEP) on Promoting Physical and Mental Health of Older Adults with Parkinson's Disease

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156184
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Presentation
Title:
Effectiveness of the Simplified Tai-Chi Exercise Program (STEP) on Promoting Physical and Mental Health of Older Adults with Parkinson's Disease
Abstract:
Effectiveness of the Simplified Tai-Chi Exercise Program (STEP) on Promoting Physical and Mental Health of Older Adults with Parkinson's Disease
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Chao, Hui-Chen, MS
P.I. Institution Name:Fooyin University
Title:Assistant Researcher
Co-Authors:Kuei-Min Chen, RN, PhD; Sheng Shan Yang, MD; Chia Lie Gao, PhD
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this research was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Simplified Tai-Chi Exercise Program (STEP) training in the promotion of physical and mental health among middle-aged and older adults with Parkinson's disease. Method: This study employed a mixed design, with two groups undergoing repeated measures. A purposive sampling method was used to select the Pingtung area teaching hospital, and exercise training for 38 outpatients with Parkinson's disease. Accordingly, their volunteer separated them into the tai chi group (n = 16) or the control group (n = 22). The intervention program is Simplified Tai-Chi Exercise Program for 50 minutes each time, three times a week and lasting for 14 weeks. At the end of the study, 33 participants completed the study (13 in the Tai chi group and 22 in the control group). Physiologic measurements included: UPDRS-ADL, and UPDRS-Motor, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, Senior Fitness Testing (e.g.: Chair Sit-and-Reach Test, Arm and Curl, One Leg Stand with Eyes Open, and Chair Stand Test). Psychological measurement were conducted with PDQ-39. Analysis: The SPSS 10.0 for windows was used to analyze the data. Repeated Measures were assessed at baseline, 2nd-week, 6th-week, 10th-week, and 14th-week, that repeated measurement for time differences and variances in ADL, Motor, quality of life, and physical performance were measured. Result: At 14 weeks, those no abbreviation patients were found to have a better status in terms of physical and mental health. In the aspect of physical health, it included significant improvement on activity of daily living, mobility, muscle strength, flexible, and balance (p < .000). In the aspect of mental health, it included significant improvement on quality of life ( p < .000).The study findings, as proven, may serve as reference in nursing care, exercise, and physical treatment standards for Parkinson's disease.
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.titleEffectiveness of the Simplified Tai-Chi Exercise Program (STEP) on Promoting Physical and Mental Health of Older Adults with Parkinson's Diseaseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156184-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effectiveness of the Simplified Tai-Chi Exercise Program (STEP) on Promoting Physical and Mental Health of Older Adults with Parkinson's Disease</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">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chao, Hui-Chen, MS</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">Assistant Researcher</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cf.wu8261@msa.hinet.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kuei-Min Chen, RN, PhD; Sheng Shan Yang, MD; Chia Lie Gao, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this research was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Simplified Tai-Chi Exercise Program (STEP) training in the promotion of physical and mental health among middle-aged and older adults with Parkinson's disease. Method: This study employed a mixed design, with two groups undergoing repeated measures. A purposive sampling method was used to select the Pingtung area teaching hospital, and exercise training for 38 outpatients with Parkinson's disease. Accordingly, their volunteer separated them into the tai chi group (n = 16) or the control group (n = 22). The intervention program is Simplified Tai-Chi Exercise Program for 50 minutes each time, three times a week and lasting for 14 weeks. At the end of the study, 33 participants completed the study (13 in the Tai chi group and 22 in the control group). Physiologic measurements included: UPDRS-ADL, and UPDRS-Motor, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, Senior Fitness Testing (e.g.: Chair Sit-and-Reach Test, Arm and Curl, One Leg Stand with Eyes Open, and Chair Stand Test). Psychological measurement were conducted with PDQ-39. Analysis: The SPSS 10.0 for windows was used to analyze the data. Repeated Measures were assessed at baseline, 2nd-week, 6th-week, 10th-week, and 14th-week, that repeated measurement for time differences and variances in ADL, Motor, quality of life, and physical performance were measured. Result: At 14 weeks, those no abbreviation patients were found to have a better status in terms of physical and mental health. In the aspect of physical health, it included significant improvement on activity of daily living, mobility, muscle strength, flexible, and balance (p &lt; .000). In the aspect of mental health, it included significant improvement on quality of life ( p &lt; .000).The study findings, as proven, may serve as reference in nursing care, exercise, and physical treatment standards for Parkinson's disease.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:32:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:32:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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