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 W., Chang, Jiun Horng and 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: 1783-1786. doi:10.1007/s11136-012-0311-7


Author Liu, Xin
Miller, Yvette D.
Burton, Nicola W.
Chang, Jiun Horng
Brown, Wendy J.
Title The effect of Tai Chi on health-related quality of life in people with elevated blood glucose or diabetes: a randomized controlled trial
Journal name Quality of Life Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0962-9343
1573-2649
Publication date 2013-09-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11136-012-0311-7
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 22
Issue 7
Start page 1783
End page 1786
Total pages 4
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Abstract 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.
Formatted abstract
Purpose: 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.

Method: 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 × 1.5 h 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.

Results: There were significant improvements in favor 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).

Conclusions: 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.
Keyword Diabetes
Elevated blood glucose
Exercise
Quality of life
Tai Chi
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID 301200
569940
G 08B 4034
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 10 November 2012.

 
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