Dr Paul Lam
Þetta er stærsti haustvarnarrannsóknin í heiminum sem hefur fundið Tai Chi verulega dregið úr fjölda falls í eldra fólki. "
Summary of the “Fall
Prevention Study in the Community” by Sydney Central Area Health Promotion
Based on the Spring 2005 XCHARXFall Prevention NewsletterXCHARX by Sydney South West Area Health Service.
This is the largest fall prevention study in the world involving approximately 700 people. After 16 weeks of doing a Tai Chi program (80% of the participants did the Tai Chi for Arthritis program XCHARX added by Dr Lam), XCHARXThe results showed that Tai Chi significantly reduced the number of falls by almost 35%. Tai Chi also significantly reduced the risk of multiple falls by approximately 70%.XCHARX The study concludes: XCHARXCompared with other falls prevention interventions the trial showed that Tai Chi is one of the most effective ways of preventing falls in older people.XCHARX
Congratulations to the Central Area Health Promotion Unit! This is one of the most effective works anyone can do for health promotion. And it adds to the mounting evidence of the many tai chi’s health benefits.
If you wish to congratulate them or find out more information please write to: Health Promotion Service, Division of Population Health. Level 9 (North) KGV Building, Missenden Road, Camperdown NSW 2050 Australia.
NB: For the other published articles about how Tai Chi for Arthritis prevents falls:
of tai chi exercise on pain, balance, muscle strength, and physical functioning
in older women with osteoarthritis: A randomized clinical trial”
Útgefið af tímaritinu Reumatology Sept 2004
af Rhayun Song, Eun-Ok Lee, Paul Lam, Sang-Cheol Bae