Tai Chi Exercise: A Case Study

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The inquiry begins with the term Tai Chi, and 506,657 articles were initially produced. A scanning of several databases were implemented and included the following; PubMed, Medline, The Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), COCHRANE database with Systemic Reviews, and the National Guidelines Clearinghouse, and the American Health Reseach Quality (AHRQ). A brief scanning of these databases were done and viewed for medical practices that were associated with Tai Chi practices. Tai Chi was shown to be used in the treatment of many medical conditions. However, the terms that stood out during this inquiry were cognitive, and physical functioning in the elderly, balance training, psychological effects of
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Meaning: How does elderly adults within the hospital setting (P) (I) perceive the use of TAI Chi exercise____________ …show more content…
According to Barbour et al. (2012) often falls occurs with significant consequences for the elderly adult patients that include, hip fracture, brain injuries, limited functional abilities, and reductions in social, and physical activities. Barbour et al. further reported that falls are more commonly seen in an older adult with some form of arthritis condition that results from poor neuromuscular functioning. Falls, as reported by Barbour et al. was also reported within the fifty United States has been higher among adult with arthritis as composed of the non-arthritis condition. Carlson et al.(2006) did a cross-sectional study to investigate the association between physical activity level and the number of fall-related injuries from a representative national sample of elderly adults who were 65 years or older. A hypothesis was tested to show an inverse relationship existed between physical activity level and the risk of falling. It was also reported that exercise that includes balance exercise is consistently recommended for falls prevention program. The authors established their recommendation from findings produced from randomized controlled trials of multi-component fall-prevention programs, and the controlled trials

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