A review of Tai Chi Chuan and parameters related to balance

Jiménez Martín, Pedro Jesús and Melendez Ortega, Agustin and Albers, Ulrike and Schofield, Diane (2013). A review of Tai Chi Chuan and parameters related to balance. "European Journal of Integrative Medicine", v. 5 (n. 6); pp. 469-475. ISSN 1876-3820. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eujim.2013.08.001.

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Title: A review of Tai Chi Chuan and parameters related to balance
Author/s:
  • Jiménez Martín, Pedro Jesús
  • Melendez Ortega, Agustin
  • Albers, Ulrike
  • Schofield, Diane
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: European Journal of Integrative Medicine
Date: 2013
Volume: 5
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Elderly people; Vestibular system; Visualsystem; Proprioceptive system; Tai Chi Chuan; Balance
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Ciencias Sociales de la Actividad Física, del Deporte y del Ocio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Introduction: Previous systematic reviews of the literature on the effects of Tai Chi Chuan(TCC)on balance have focussed either on determining the quality of the research design or have provided just a general description of the studies.To the best of our knowledge none have approached this topic by conducting an analysis from the point of view of the factors which affect balance.It is important to present this perspective as it will help to guide future research in this field. Methodology: Seven electronic data bases were searched for publications dated between 1996 and 2012.The inclusion criteria were;randomized controlled trials(RCT)written in English. Results: From a total of 397 articles identified, 27 randomized controlled trials were eligible for the analysis. Conclusions: Studies reviewed appear to confirm that TCC improves static and dynamic balance and in the functional factors which affect balance in persons of over 55 years of age.Only one study was identified on people affected with problems with the vestibular system. No studies on the influence of TCC on improvement in balance in individuals suffering from deteriorated brain function were identified.

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Item ID: 29559
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/29559/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:29559
DOI: 10.1016/j.eujim.2013.08.001
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876382013001145
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 08 May 2015 08:06
Last Modified: 08 May 2015 08:06
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