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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158399
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Using Caregiver Dyads to Facilitate Tai Chi for Older Adults with Dementia
Abstract:
Using Caregiver Dyads to Facilitate Tai Chi for Older Adults with Dementia
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Yao, Lan, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Michigan
Contact Address:400 N Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI, Mi 48109, USA
Contact Telephone:734-615-3507
Co-Authors:L. Yao, School of Nursing, Univeristy of Michigan, Ann arbor, MI;
More than 5 million Americans are currently suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD) or another dementia. Of these, 70% are cared for at home by family members who are largely aging spouses or adult relatives with functional limitations, and most are women. Caring for older adults with dementia (OAD) is associated with a higher level of stress and burden than caring for someone with another type of chronic illness condition. The burden of caregiving for OADs is influenced by a number of factors, some of which may be ameliorated by interventions. Lack of exercise and physical activity may result from this burden. The purpose of this study is to test if the Caregiver-Assisted Tai Chi (CATC, pairing a family caregiver to train simultaneously with the OAD) increases caregiver burden and depression in participants. Dyads included twenty OADs (mean age 81, MMSE 17, range 6-23) and twenty caregivers (mean age 66). The CATC program included four weeks of twice-weekly group training are followed by 12-weeks of thrice weekly 20 minute home practice. An average of 2-second improvements on the Timed Up and Go (12 sec to 10 sec, p<.05 paired t-test) and Unipedal Stance (4 sec to 6 sec, p<.05) tests on OADs. Caregiver burden as indicated by the Zarit Burden Scale declined by 1.2 (p=NS). Caregivers rated the program as helpful and rated the hand contact to facilitate exercise maneuvers in the OADs was most useful. With many OADs cared for at home, the CATC approach may be a practical model in improving exercise participation for both OADs and their family caregivers.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUsing Caregiver Dyads to Facilitate Tai Chi for Older Adults with Dementiaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158399-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Using Caregiver Dyads to Facilitate Tai Chi for Older Adults with Dementia</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Yao, Lan, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Michigan</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">400 N Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI, Mi 48109, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">734-615-3507</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lyao@umich.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">L. Yao, School of Nursing, Univeristy of Michigan, Ann arbor, MI;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">More than 5 million Americans are currently suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD) or another dementia. Of these, 70% are cared for at home by family members who are largely aging spouses or adult relatives with functional limitations, and most are women. Caring for older adults with dementia (OAD) is associated with a higher level of stress and burden than caring for someone with another type of chronic illness condition. The burden of caregiving for OADs is influenced by a number of factors, some of which may be ameliorated by interventions. Lack of exercise and physical activity may result from this burden. The purpose of this study is to test if the Caregiver-Assisted Tai Chi (CATC, pairing a family caregiver to train simultaneously with the OAD) increases caregiver burden and depression in participants. Dyads included twenty OADs (mean age 81, MMSE 17, range 6-23) and twenty caregivers (mean age 66). The CATC program included four weeks of twice-weekly group training are followed by 12-weeks of thrice weekly 20 minute home practice. An average of 2-second improvements on the Timed Up and Go (12 sec to 10 sec, p&lt;.05 paired t-test) and Unipedal Stance (4 sec to 6 sec, p&lt;.05) tests on OADs. Caregiver burden as indicated by the Zarit Burden Scale declined by 1.2 (p=NS). Caregivers rated the program as helpful and rated the hand contact to facilitate exercise maneuvers in the OADs was most useful. With many OADs cared for at home, the CATC approach may be a practical model in improving exercise participation for both OADs and their family caregivers.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:00:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:00:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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