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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601821
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Video Guided T'ai Chi: A Pilot Study to Assess Effectiveness
Other Titles:
Promoting Health and Clinical Outcomes in the Elderly [Session]
Author(s):
Katrancha, Elizabeth D.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta
Author Details:
Elizabeth D. Katrancha, RN, CCNS, CNE, edk21@pitt.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 24, 2015: Falls impact up to 45% of community dwelling older adults each year, contributing to upwards of $30 billion dollars in direct health care costs. Independent of an actual fall many persons over age 65 years report a fear of falling that negatively impacts quality of life through a cycle of inactivity, weakness, depression, isolation and increased falls. There are a number of evidenced based programs available that address fall prevention. 'T'ai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art is thought to enhance awareness of body position, alignment, and range of motion. 'Numerous studies provide evidence that T'ai Chi can be an effective strategy to reduce fear of falling among older adults. ' This pilot study evaluated effects of a video-guided T'ai Chi group intervention on center of balance (COB) and falls efficacy, using a one arm, pretest posttest design. The study was completed in a rural setting that has a community with a high percentage of older adults (18.9%).' The study was an attempt to translate current evidence of the positive effects of T'ai Chi exercise in a low cost manner.' The T'ai Chi exercises were delivered via video, fear of falling was evaluated using the Falls Efficacy Scale International and center of balance was measured using a commercially available Wii Balance Board.' Thirty-two participants began the study, 17 completed pre- and post-testing and 15 were lost to follow-up. Outcomes were compared for the 17 participants who completed pre- and post-testing and subgroups were formed and analyzed based on session attendance. Irrespective of session attendance, participant COB scores improved. There was a significant negative correlation between number of sessions attended and pre and post scores on the fall efficacy (fear of falling) measure, indicating those with higher fear of falling were less likely to complete the study. Older participants were also less likely to continue participation. Findings indicate potential benefits of T'ai Chi in improving COB (a fall risk factor) among community-dwelling older adults. However, those with greater potential benefit (higher fear scores, older participants) were less likely to continue participation.
Keywords:
older adult; fall prevention; T'ai Chi
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15C03
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleVideo Guided T'ai Chi: A Pilot Study to Assess Effectivenessen
dc.title.alternativePromoting Health and Clinical Outcomes in the Elderly [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorKatrancha, Elizabeth D.en
dc.contributor.departmentEtaen
dc.author.detailsElizabeth D. Katrancha, RN, CCNS, CNE, edk21@pitt.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601821-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 24, 2015: Falls impact up to 45% of community dwelling older adults each year, contributing to upwards of $30 billion dollars in direct health care costs. Independent of an actual fall many persons over age 65 years report a fear of falling that negatively impacts quality of life through a cycle of inactivity, weakness, depression, isolation and increased falls. There are a number of evidenced based programs available that address fall prevention. 'T'ai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art is thought to enhance awareness of body position, alignment, and range of motion. 'Numerous studies provide evidence that T'ai Chi can be an effective strategy to reduce fear of falling among older adults. ' This pilot study evaluated effects of a video-guided T'ai Chi group intervention on center of balance (COB) and falls efficacy, using a one arm, pretest posttest design. The study was completed in a rural setting that has a community with a high percentage of older adults (18.9%).' The study was an attempt to translate current evidence of the positive effects of T'ai Chi exercise in a low cost manner.' The T'ai Chi exercises were delivered via video, fear of falling was evaluated using the Falls Efficacy Scale International and center of balance was measured using a commercially available Wii Balance Board.' Thirty-two participants began the study, 17 completed pre- and post-testing and 15 were lost to follow-up. Outcomes were compared for the 17 participants who completed pre- and post-testing and subgroups were formed and analyzed based on session attendance. Irrespective of session attendance, participant COB scores improved. There was a significant negative correlation between number of sessions attended and pre and post scores on the fall efficacy (fear of falling) measure, indicating those with higher fear of falling were less likely to complete the study. Older participants were also less likely to continue participation. Findings indicate potential benefits of T'ai Chi in improving COB (a fall risk factor) among community-dwelling older adults. However, those with greater potential benefit (higher fear scores, older participants) were less likely to continue participation.en
dc.subjectolder adulten
dc.subjectfall preventionen
dc.subjectT'ai Chien
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:56:24Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:56:24Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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