An Integrative Review of Tai Chi Research: An Alternative Form of Physical Activity to Improve Balance and Prevent Falls in Older Adults.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160758
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Presentation
Title:
An Integrative Review of Tai Chi Research: An Alternative Form of Physical Activity to Improve Balance and Prevent Falls in Older Adults.
Abstract:
An Integrative Review of Tai Chi Research: An Alternative Form of Physical Activity to Improve Balance and Prevent Falls in Older Adults.
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Wooton, Angela, MSN, FNP-C, PhD Student UH
P.I. Institution Name:University of Evansville
Title:Nursing
Contact Address:3257 Glenwood Dell North, Henderson, KY, 42420, USA
Contact Telephone:270-827-8338
The purpose of this integrative review is to analyze the current research literature on Tai Chi and its potential effect on balance and prevention of falls in older adults. The evidence for improving balance is somewhat conflicting because few research studies identify which balance exercises are effective. The question of how Tai Chi achieves improvements in balance remains. In order to promote functional independence and improve quality of life in the later years of one's life, it is important to improve balance and prevent falls in older adults. Tai Chi poses challenges related to the complexity of the practice. By reviewing the current research literature on Tai Chi focusing on balance and falls in older adults, strategies may be developed to incorporate Tai Chi to improve balance and modify the known risk factors for falling. This article concludes by discussing potential applications and limitations of the current research. Key Words: Tai Chi; Older Adults; Balance; Falls; Integrative Review
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.titleAn Integrative Review of Tai Chi Research: An Alternative Form of Physical Activity to Improve Balance and Prevent Falls in Older Adults.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160758-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An Integrative Review of Tai Chi Research: An Alternative Form of Physical Activity to Improve Balance and Prevent Falls in Older Adults.</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">Wooton, Angela, MSN, FNP-C, PhD Student UH</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Evansville</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">3257 Glenwood Dell North, Henderson, KY, 42420, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">270-827-8338</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">aw43@evansville.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this integrative review is to analyze the current research literature on Tai Chi and its potential effect on balance and prevention of falls in older adults. The evidence for improving balance is somewhat conflicting because few research studies identify which balance exercises are effective. The question of how Tai Chi achieves improvements in balance remains. In order to promote functional independence and improve quality of life in the later years of one's life, it is important to improve balance and prevent falls in older adults. Tai Chi poses challenges related to the complexity of the practice. By reviewing the current research literature on Tai Chi focusing on balance and falls in older adults, strategies may be developed to incorporate Tai Chi to improve balance and modify the known risk factors for falling. This article concludes by discussing potential applications and limitations of the current research. Key Words: Tai Chi; Older Adults; Balance; Falls; Integrative Review</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:10:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:10:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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