Condition category
Injury, Occupational Diseases, Poisoning
Date applied
13/09/2005
Date assigned
03/01/2006
Last edited
28/11/2007
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Petra EM Zeeuwe

ORCID ID

Contact details

PO Box 1738
Rotterdam
3000 DR
Netherlands
+31 (0)10 4632119
p.zeeuwe@erasmusmc.nl

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

22000131

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Tai Chi Chuan can reduce fall incidents in the elderly living at home who are at risk of falling.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Prevention

Patient information sheet

Condition

Fall prevention

Intervention

Tai Chi Chuan lessons for a period of 13 weeks, twice a week for 1 hour
Control: no intervention

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

New fall incidents

Secondary outcome measures

1. Balance
2. Fear of falling
3. Blood pressure
4. Heart frequency
5. Some lung parameters
6. Physical activity
7. Self-efficacy
8. Quality of life
9. Mental health
10. Severity of fall incidents and consequent injuries
11. Medical consumption
12. Compliance to intervention

Overall trial start date

01/09/2003

Overall trial end date

01/03/2005

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Experienced a fall in the preceding year, or
2. Suffer from two of the following risk factors:
a. Disturbed balance
b. Mobility problems
c. Dizziness
d. The use of benzodiazepines or diuretics

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Senior

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

270

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Progressive disorders
2. Unable to undergo the intervention
3. Unable to fill in a Dutch questionnaire
4. Miss 80% of the lessons
5. Tai Chi Chuan performed in the preceding year
6. Not available during the next 4 months

Recruitment start date

01/09/2003

Recruitment end date

01/03/2005

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Netherlands

Trial participating centre

PO Box 1738
Rotterdam
3000 DR
Netherlands

Sponsor information

Organisation

Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)

Sponsor details

Laan van Nieuw Oost Indië 334
PO Box 93245
The Hague
2509 AE
Netherlands
+31 (0)70 349 5111
info@zonmw.nl

Sponsor type

Research organisation

Website

http://www.zonmw.nl

Funders

Funder type

Research organisation

Funder name

Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) - 22000131.

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Study protocol in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=16573825

Publication citations

  1. Study protocol

    Zeeuwe PE, Verhagen AP, Bierma-Zeinstra SM, van Rossum E, Faber MJ, Koes BW, The effect of Tai Chi Chuan in reducing falls among elderly people: design of a randomized clinical trial in the Netherlands [ISRCTN98840266]., BMC Geriatr, 2006, 6, 6, doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-6-6.

Additional files

Editorial Notes