publication . Article . 2014

Efeitos do Tai Chi Chuan no equilibrio de idosos: um estudo semiexperimental

Caroline Pieta Dias; Pablo Rafael Konig; Natália Batista Albuquerque Goulart; Fábio Juner Lanferdini; Carlos Leandro Tiggeman; Eveline Galarza;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Universidade do Estado do Rio Janeiro
Abstract
Aging impairs the functional capacity, possibly compromising the balance over the years. However, Tai Chi Chuan is a martial art that can provide balance improvements in elderly people. This study aimed to evaluate balance in elderly after three and six months of Tai Chi Chuan practicing. Participants were 27 individuals (62±4.4 years) who underwent Tai Chi Chuan training (one hour each) twice a week, for six months. Balance was assessed by the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test, Berg Balance Scale (BBS) and Romberg test, all evaluated before and after three and six months of practicing. MANOVA for repeated measures was used to compare times in TUG and BBS tests. The Co...
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free text keywords: Tai Chi Chuan, Balance, Elderly, Equilíbrio, Idosos, Geriatrics, RC952-954.6, Physical medicine and rehabilitation, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Elderly people, Timed up and go, Romberg test, Berg Balance Scale, business.industry, business, Physical therapy, Multivariate analysis of variance, Poison control, Repeated measures design
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