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Influence of personal patterns of behavior on the effects of Tai Chi: a pilot study.
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PMID:  21432218     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the influence of individual patterns of personality and behavior on the change in mood status after a brief period of Tai Chi exercise.
METHODS: The mood status in 22 healthy females was evaluated before and after a period of Tai Chi exercise using the Profile of Mood States (POMS) score. Patterns of personal behavior were also assessed by written questionnaire.
RESULTS: In the type A behavior pattern group, the score for total mood disturbance decreased significantly after a brief period (20 min) of Tai Chi exercise. No change was observed in the type B behavior pattern group.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that a brief period of Tai Chi exercise is mentally beneficial, particularly to individuals with type A characteristics.
Masahiro Toda; Rei Den; Masako Hasegawa-Ohira; Kanehisa Morimoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental health and preventive medicine     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1347-4715     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Health Prev Med     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-24     Completed Date:  2011-07-28     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609642     Medline TA:  Environ Health Prev Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Social and Environmental Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-2 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Pilot Projects
Tai Ji / psychology*
Type A Personality

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