Tai Chi and fall reductions in older adults: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Li2005TaiCA,
  title={Tai Chi and fall reductions in older adults: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={F. Li and P. Harmer and K. Fisher and E. McAuley and N. Chaumeton and Elizabeth Eckstrom and N. Wilson},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={
          187-94
        }
}
  • F. Li, P. Harmer, +4 authors N. Wilson
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences
BACKGROUND The authors' objective was to evaluate the efficacy of a 6-month Tai Chi intervention for decreasing the number of falls and the risk for falling in older persons. METHODS This randomized controlled trial involved a sample of 256 physically inactive, community-dwelling adults aged 70 to 92 (mean age, 77.48 years; standard deviation, 4.95 years) who were recruited through a patient database in Portland, Oregon. Participants were randomized to participate in a three-times-per-week… Expand
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