Effects of Sun-style Tai Chi exercise on physical fitness and fall prevention in fall-prone older adults.

  title={Effects of Sun-style Tai Chi exercise on physical fitness and fall prevention in fall-prone older adults.},
  author={Jung Hyun Choi and Jung-Soon Moon and Rhayun Song},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={51 2},
AIM This paper reports a study to determine changes in the physical fitness (knee and ankle muscle strength, balance, flexibility, and mobility), fall avoidance efficacy, and fall episodes of institutionalized older adults after participating in a 12-week Sun-style Tai Chi exercise programme. BACKGROUND Fall prevention has a high priority in health promotion for older people because a fall is associated with serious morbidity in this population. Regular exercise is effective in fall… CONTINUE READING
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