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Review of tai chi as an effective exercise on falls prevention in elderly.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22242736     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The risk of accidental falls and fall-related injuries increases with age. Regular physical exercises can delay the age-related changes affecting postural balance and reduce the risk of falls. Although Tai Chi (TC) has become a popular exercise among the elderly, does regular TC exercise lead to fewer falls and fall-related injuries? Who would receive the most benefit from TC exercise? What style of TC is best for fall risk reductions? What is the minimum amount of TC exercise needed before its positive effect is observed? How does the effect of TC exercise compare to other physical exercises? The goal of this study is to conduct a systematic review of recent literature on TC's effectiveness for reducing fall risks in elders. A summary and analysis is provided for the following variables: targeted subject population, TC curriculum, comparative effect, and outcome measures.
Authors:
Molly M Schleicher; Lauren Wedam; Ge Wu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in sports medicine (Print)     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1543-8635     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Sports Med     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101167637     Medline TA:  Res Sports Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-58     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
a Department of Nutrition , The University of Vermont , Burlington , Vermont , USA.
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