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The effect of Tai Chi on health-related quality of life in people with elevated blood glucose or diabetes: a randomized controlled trial.
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PMID:  23143590     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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PURPOSE: The aim was to assess the effects of a Tai Chi-based program on health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) in people with elevated blood glucose or diabetes who were not on medication for glucose control. METHOD: 41 participants were randomly allocated to either a Tai Chi intervention group (N = 20) or a usual medical-care control group (N = 21). The Tai Chi group involved 3 × 1.5 h supervised and group-based training sessions per week for 12 weeks. Indicators of HR-QOL were assessed by self-report survey immediately prior to and after the intervention. RESULTS: There were significant improvements in favor of the Tai Chi group for the SF36 subscales of physical functioning (mean difference = 5.46, 95 % CI = 1.35-9.57, P < 0.05), role physical (mean difference = 18.60, 95 % CI = 2.16-35.05, P < 0.05), bodily pain (mean difference = 9.88, 95 % CI = 2.06-17.69, P < 0.05) and vitality (mean difference = 9.96, 95 % CI = 0.77-19.15, P < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The findings show that this Tai Chi program improved indicators of HR-QOL including physical functioning, role physical, bodily pain and vitality in people with elevated blood glucose or diabetes who were not on diabetes medication.
Authors:
Xin Liu; Yvette D Miller; Nicola W Burton; Jiun-Horng Chang; Wendy J Brown
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-2649     ISO Abbreviation:  Qual Life Res     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9210257     Medline TA:  Qual Life Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, 4076, Australia, xin.liu@uqconnect.edu.au.
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