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Effects of tai chi on cognition and instrumental activities of daily living in community dwelling older people with mild cognitive impairment

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Geriatrics, February 2018
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Title
Effects of tai chi on cognition and instrumental activities of daily living in community dwelling older people with mild cognitive impairment
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BMC Geriatrics, February 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12877-018-0720-8
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Mei-yi Siu, Diana T. F. Lee

Abstract

Cognitive impairment places older adults at high risk of functional disability in their daily-life activities, and thus affecting their quality of life. This study aimed to examine the effects of Tai Chi on general cognitive functions and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) in community-dwelling older people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in Hong Kong. The study adopted a multi-site nonequivalent control-group pretest-posttest design. 160 community-dwelling older people, aged ≥60, with MCI, from four community elderly centers participated in the study. The intervention group (IG, n = 80) received training in the Yang-style simple form of Tai Chi, at a frequency of two lessons per week for 16 weeks. Each lesson lasted for one hour. The control group (CG, n = 80) had no treatment regime and joined different recreational activity groups in community centers as usual within the study period. Outcome measures included measures of global cognitive status and IADL. The Chinese version of the Mini-Mental State Examination (CMMSE) was used for global cognitive assessment. The Hong Kong Chinese version of Lawton's Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL-CV) was used to assess the participants' IADL levels. General Estimating Equations (GEE) was used to examine each of the outcome variables for the two groups at the two study time points (the baseline and at the end of the study). Meanwhile, minimum detectable change (MDC) was calculated to estimate the magnitude of changes required to eradicate the possibility of measurement error of outcome measures. Seventy four participants in the IG and 71 participants in the CG completed the study. With adjustments for differences in age, education, marital status and living conditions, the findings revealed that the participants in the IG scored significantly better on the CMMSE test (P = 0.001), and the instrumental ADL questionnaire (P = 0.004). However, those scores changes did not exceed the limits of the respective MDCs in the study, the possibility of measurement variation due to error could not be excluded. Tai Chi may be an effective strategy to enhance cognitive health and maintain functional abilities in instrumental ADL in older people with MCI. NCT03404765 (Retrospectively registered January 19, 2018).

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Unknown 82 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 16%
Student > Bachelor 9 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 6%
Student > Postgraduate 4 5%
Other 12 15%
Unknown 31 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 14 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 13%
Sports and Recreations 8 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 9%
Neuroscience 6 7%
Other 5 6%
Unknown 31 38%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 December 2019.
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