Title

Effectiveness of Thai Chi in improving balance among patients with chronic stroke

Date of Completion

2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Keywords

Stroke, Thai Chi

Abstract

In this pre-experimental study, 27 respondents were selected based on a set inclusion criteria. Out of the 27 participants, 18 agreed to join the study and two (2) respondents dropped out. Baseline and post-test measurements were assessed using the Berg Balance Scale. The intervention used was eight (8) sessions of Tai Chi guided by a video prescribed by a Tai Chi instructor to improve balance. Dependent t-test showed that the balance of the patients with chronic stroke significantly improved after the Tai Chi program except for the three (3) respondents who skipped treatment.

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