Date of Publication

1-23-2013

Abstract

Introduction. Falls in the elderly are a significant public health concern. Tai Chi has been shown to reduce falls in this population and increase muscle strength, balance, mood, confidence and sleep.

Advisor(s)

Philip Trabulsy, MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Devida Deluca, Living Well Vermont

Kathleen Hall, PhD , Living Well Vermont

Agency

Living Well Vermont

Subjects

Access to Health Services, Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being, Nutrition and Weight Status, Older Adults, Physical Activity

Notes

Presented at the American Public Health Association 141st Annual Meeting & Exposition, Boston, MA, November 3, 2013 as "Pilot study of the effects of tai chi on elderly fall risks," Amanda Dauten, Kara Klingman, Kyung Jun Min, Emily Schloff, Vishal Shah, MS, Corey Sheahan, Sarah Vossoughi, Kathleen Hall, PhD, Devida Deluca, Philip Trabulsy, MD and Jan K. Carney, MD MPH.

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