The eight pieces of brocade Chinese movement: A safe, effective and feasible exercise program for the elderly

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158206
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Title:
The eight pieces of brocade Chinese movement: A safe, effective and feasible exercise program for the elderly
Abstract:
The eight pieces of brocade Chinese movement: A safe, effective and feasible exercise program for the elderly
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:1997
Author:Chen, Yeou-Lan, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Westminster College
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84105, USA
Contact Telephone:8014618767
Often the elderly do not have adequate exercise because of physical, psychosocial, and environmental limitations. An exercise program for the elderly needs to be safe, low intensity, easily learned, effective and able to be performed anywhere. The Eight Pieces of Brocade (EPD), or Ba-Tun-Chin, a Chinese traditional movement meets the criteria above but has not been studied in the USA. For centuries, the Chinese have practiced this movement (EPB) to promote health, prevent and treat illness, and to achieve longevity.



The purpose of this study was to examine the safety, effectiveness, and feasibility of the Eight Pieces of Brocade Chinese Movement as an exercise program for the American elderly. Three research hypotheses were: 1) there will not be any injury during the EPB exercise; 2) elderly will perceive their health, social functioning, general mood and energy level more positively after EPB; 3) there will be an improvement in elders' blood pressure readings at the end of this EPB exercise program.



Pre- and post-test, interrupted time series, quasi-experimental research design was used. Fourteen Caucasian women, aged 65-90 years, living in a retirement center in Salt Lake City, Utah, participated in this study. Subjects received forty minutes of EPB three times per week for a total of 10 weeks. Data were collected using the Medical Outcomes Study Shortform Health Survey (MOS) (Stewart, Hays & Ware, 1988), General Well-Being Schedule (GWB) (NCHS, 1970), a questionnaire, interviews and blood pressure checks.



The findings indicated 1) none of elderly experienced injury during the exercise; 2) participants perceived their health, social functioning, general mood and energy level as more positive after EPB; 3) mean diastolic and systolic blood pressure were decreased, however the decrease was not statistically significant. All of the elders expressed enjoyment of the program and felt the exercise was beneficial.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe eight pieces of brocade Chinese movement: A safe, effective and feasible exercise program for the elderlyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158206-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The eight pieces of brocade Chinese movement: A safe, effective and feasible exercise program for the elderly</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1997</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chen, Yeou-Lan, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Westminster College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84105, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">8014618767</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">y-chen@wcslc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Often the elderly do not have adequate exercise because of physical, psychosocial, and environmental limitations. An exercise program for the elderly needs to be safe, low intensity, easily learned, effective and able to be performed anywhere. The Eight Pieces of Brocade (EPD), or Ba-Tun-Chin, a Chinese traditional movement meets the criteria above but has not been studied in the USA. For centuries, the Chinese have practiced this movement (EPB) to promote health, prevent and treat illness, and to achieve longevity.<br/><br/><br/><br/>The purpose of this study was to examine the safety, effectiveness, and feasibility of the Eight Pieces of Brocade Chinese Movement as an exercise program for the American elderly. Three research hypotheses were: 1) there will not be any injury during the EPB exercise; 2) elderly will perceive their health, social functioning, general mood and energy level more positively after EPB; 3) there will be an improvement in elders' blood pressure readings at the end of this EPB exercise program.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Pre- and post-test, interrupted time series, quasi-experimental research design was used. Fourteen Caucasian women, aged 65-90 years, living in a retirement center in Salt Lake City, Utah, participated in this study. Subjects received forty minutes of EPB three times per week for a total of 10 weeks. Data were collected using the Medical Outcomes Study Shortform Health Survey (MOS) (Stewart, Hays &amp; Ware, 1988), General Well-Being Schedule (GWB) (NCHS, 1970), a questionnaire, interviews and blood pressure checks.<br/><br/><br/><br/>The findings indicated 1) none of elderly experienced injury during the exercise; 2) participants perceived their health, social functioning, general mood and energy level as more positive after EPB; 3) mean diastolic and systolic blood pressure were decreased, however the decrease was not statistically significant. All of the elders expressed enjoyment of the program and felt the exercise was beneficial.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:36:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:36:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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