The effects of Tai Chi on fall prevention, fear of falling and balance in older people: a meta-analysis.

@article{Logghe2010TheEO,
  title={The effects of Tai Chi on fall prevention, fear of falling and balance in older people: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Inge H J Logghe and Arianne Petra Verhagen and Arno C H J Rademaker and Sita M. A. Bierma-Zeinstra and Erik van Rossum and Marjan J. Faber and Bart W Koes},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 3-4},
  pages={222-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Tai Chi (TC) is an exercise training that is becoming increasingly popular as an intervention for single fall prevention. This meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the efficacy of TC on fall rate, fear of falling and balance in older people. METHODS Randomized controlled trials published between 1988 and January 2009 were included. In the Netherlands (2009) we used random effects models for the analyses, with data reported as incidence rate ratios (IRR) for falls and standardized… CONTINUE READING

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