Tai Chi versus routine exercise in patients with early- or mild-stage Parkinson’s disease: a retrospective cohort analysis.

Publication date: Aug 09, 2019

Parkinson’s disease cannot be cured but symptoms can be improved by making use of physical therapy. The objective of the study was to compare the effect of routine exercises and Tai Chi on physical and clinical performance in elderly people suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Data from interviews, physical and clinical performance, and levodopa consumption of 500 patients with confirmed Parkinson’s disease (severity level I to III) were collected and analyzed. Participants who received 80 min/day Tai Chi 3 times/week for 2 months were included in the Tai Chi (TC) group (n=250) and those who received 90 min/day routine exercise 3 times/week for 2 months were included in routine exercise (RE) group (n=250). Timed up-and-go, 50-foot speed walk, and functional reach were improved by Tai Chi and routine exercise (P

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Li, Q., Liu, J., Dai, F., and Dai, F. Tai Chi versus routine exercise in patients with early- or mild-stage Parkinson’s disease: a retrospective cohort analysis. 23978. 2019 Braz J Med Biol Res (53):2.

Concepts Keywords
Levodopa Tai chi
Parkinson Physical therapy
Physical Therapy Parkinson
Tai Chi Hydrotherapy
Ai Chi
Aquatic therapy
Health
Medical specialties
Medicine
Physical therapy
Tai Chi
Disease

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH suffering
drug DRUGBANK Levodopa

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