Controlled clinical trial [publication type]

The Effect of Tai Chi on Physical Function, Fall Rates, and Quality of Life Among Older Stroke Survivors

OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of a 12-week Tai Chi (TC) intervention on physical function and quality of life.

DESIGN: Single-blind, randomized controlled trial.

SETTING: General community.

PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling survivors of stroke (N=145; 47% women; mean age, 70y; time poststroke: 3y; ischemic stroke: 66%; hemiparesis: 73%) who were aged ≥50 years and were ≥3 months poststroke.

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