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Tai Chi Exercise in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure

Tai Chi Exercise in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION Tai Chi Exercise in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure A Randomized Clinical Trial Gloria Y. Yeh, MD, MPH; Ellen P. McCarthy, PhD; Peter M. Wayne, PhD; Lynne W. Stevenson, MD; Malissa J. Wood, MD; Daniel Forman, MD; Roger B. Davis, ScD; Russell S. Phillips, MD Background: Preliminary evidence suggests that medi- dian New York Heart Association class of HF was class tative exercise may have benefits for patients with chronic II. At completion of the study, there were no significant systolic heart failure (HF); this has not been rigorously differences in change in 6-minute walk distance and peak tested in a large clinical sample. We sought to investi- oxygen uptake (median change [first quartile, third quar- gate whether tai chi, as an adjunct to standard care, im- tile], 35 [−2, 51] vs 2 [−7, 54] meters, P = .95; and 1.1 proves functional capacity and quality of life in patients [−1.1, 1.5] vs −0.5 [−1.2, 1.8] mL/kg/min, P = .81) when with HF. comparing tai chi and control groups; however, pa- tients in the tai chi group had greater improvements in Methods: A single-blind, multisite, parallel-group, ran- quality of life (Minnesota Living With Heart Failure Ques- domized http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2011 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6106
eISSN
2168-6114
DOI
10.1001/archinternmed.2011.150
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21518942
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Abstract

ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION Tai Chi Exercise in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure A Randomized Clinical Trial Gloria Y. Yeh, MD, MPH; Ellen P. McCarthy, PhD; Peter M. Wayne, PhD; Lynne W. Stevenson, MD; Malissa J. Wood, MD; Daniel Forman, MD; Roger B. Davis, ScD; Russell S. Phillips, MD Background: Preliminary evidence suggests that medi- dian New York Heart Association class of HF was class tative exercise may have benefits for patients with chronic II. At completion of the study, there were no significant systolic heart failure (HF); this has not been rigorously differences in change in 6-minute walk distance and peak tested in a large clinical sample. We sought to investi- oxygen uptake (median change [first quartile, third quar- gate whether tai chi, as an adjunct to standard care, im- tile], 35 [−2, 51] vs 2 [−7, 54] meters, P = .95; and 1.1 proves functional capacity and quality of life in patients [−1.1, 1.5] vs −0.5 [−1.2, 1.8] mL/kg/min, P = .81) when with HF. comparing tai chi and control groups; however, pa- tients in the tai chi group had greater improvements in Methods: A single-blind, multisite, parallel-group, ran- quality of life (Minnesota Living With Heart Failure Ques- domized

Journal

JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 25, 2011

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