Clinical Trial on the Tai Chi for Cardiopulmonary Health Program
A recent collaborative research project between the Prince Charles Hospital and Exercise Medicine Australia (EMA) involved a clinical trial on the Tai Chi for Cardiopulmonary Health Program developed by EMA.
The results of the clinical trial showed that 12 week practice of the Tai Chi for Cardiopulmonary Health Program significantly improved the cardiopulmonary patients’ life schema on SIWB.
SIWB index is widely used in studies of chronic illness, aging, and palliative care to measure health-related quality of life and wellbeing. The results of the study also showed a trend for reduction in depressive symptoms in the patients.
Improvement in the patients’ lower limb strength and balance was also reported. The study reported that throughout the trial, there was no adverse events reported.
The results of the trial were reported at the Scientific Meeting of the Pulmonary Hypertension Society of Australia and New Zealand in Sydney, Australia.