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Superior effects of modified chen-style Tai Chi versus 24-style Tai Chi on cognitive function, fitness, and balance performance in adults over 55
Zou,Liye1; Loprinzi,Paul D.2; Yu,Jane Jie3; Yang,Lin4,5; Li,Chunxiao6; Yeung,Albert S.7; Kong,Zhaowei8; Chiou,Shin Yi9; Xiao,Tao10
2019-05-01
Source PublicationBrain Sciences
ISSN20763425
Volume9Issue:5
AbstractBackground: Cognitive decline and balance impairment are prevalent in the aging population. Previous studies investigated the beneficial effects of 24-style Tai Chi (TC-24) on either cognitive function or balance performance of older adults. It still remains largely unknown whether modified Chen-style TC (MTC) that includes 18 complex movements is more beneficial for these age-related health outcomes, as compared to TC-24. Objective: We investigated if MTC would show greater effects than TC-24 on global cognitive function and balance-related outcomes among older adults. Methods: We conducted a randomized trial where 80 eligible adults aged over 55 were allocated into two different styles of Tai Chi (TC) arms (sixty-minute session × three times per week, 12 weeks). Outcome assessments were performed at three time periods (baseline, Week 6, and Week 12) and included the Chinese Version of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) for overall cognitive function, One-leg Standing Test (LST) for static balance, Timed Up and Go Test (TUGT) for dynamic balance, chair Stand Test (CST) for leg power, and the six-meter Walk Test (6MWT) for aerobic exercise capacity. Results: Compared to TC-24 arm, MTC arm demonstrated significantly greater improvements in MoCA, LST, TUGT, CST, and 6MWT (all p < 0.05). Conclusions: Both forms of TC were effective in enhancing global cognitive function, balance, and fitness. Furthermore, MTC was more effective than TC-24 in enhancing these health-related parameters in an aging population.
KeywordAging Balance Cognition Mind-body exercise Tai Chi
DOI10.3390/brainsci9050102
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Language英语
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CollectionUniversity of Macau
Corresponding AuthorZou,Liye
Affiliation1.Lifestyle (Mind-Body Movement) Research Center,College of Sports Science,Shenzhen University,,Shenzhen,518060,China
2.Department of Health,Exercise Science and Recreation Management,The University of Mississippi,,University,38677,United States
3.Department of Sports Science and Physical Education,The Chinese University of Hong Kong,,Hong Kong
4.Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research,Alberta Health Services,,Calgary,T2S 3C3,Canada
5.Departments of Oncology and Community Health Sciences,Cumming School of Medicine,University of Calgary,,Calgary,T2N 4Z6,Canada
6.Physical Education and Sport Science Academic Group,National Institute of Education,Nanyang Technological University,,Singapore,637616,Singapore
7.Massachusetts General Hospital,Harvard Medical School,,Boston,02115,United States
8.Faculty of Education,University of Macau,,Macao,China
9.School of Sport,Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences,University of Birmingham,,Birmingham,B15 2TT,United Kingdom
10.College of Mathematics and Statistics,Shenzhen University,,Shenzhen,518060,China
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Zou,Liye,Loprinzi,Paul D.,Yu,Jane Jie,et al. Superior effects of modified chen-style Tai Chi versus 24-style Tai Chi on cognitive function, fitness, and balance performance in adults over 55[J]. Brain Sciences,2019,9(5).
APA Zou,Liye.,Loprinzi,Paul D..,Yu,Jane Jie.,Yang,Lin.,Li,Chunxiao.,...&Xiao,Tao.(2019).Superior effects of modified chen-style Tai Chi versus 24-style Tai Chi on cognitive function, fitness, and balance performance in adults over 55.Brain Sciences,9(5).
MLA Zou,Liye,et al."Superior effects of modified chen-style Tai Chi versus 24-style Tai Chi on cognitive function, fitness, and balance performance in adults over 55".Brain Sciences 9.5(2019).
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