The effect of Tai Chi on health related quality of life in people with elevated blood glucose or diabetes : a randomized controlled trial
Liu, Xin, Miller, Yvette D., Burton, Nicola, Chang, Jiun-Horng , & Brown, Wendy J. (2013) The effect of Tai Chi on health related quality of life in people with elevated blood glucose or diabetes : a randomized controlled trial. Quality of Life Research, 22(7), pp. 1783-1786.
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.
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 x 1.5 hour 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.
There were significant improvements in favour 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).
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.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Tai Chi, Exercise, Quality of Life, Elevated Blood Glucose, Diabetes|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Deposited On:||07 Feb 2013 06:32|
|Last Modified:||07 Oct 2014 00:12|
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