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Title:Yin and Yang: Qualitative and Quantitative Research Investigating Physical and Psychological Effects Following a 6-Month Taiji (T'ai Chi) and Qigong (Ch'i Kung) Intervention With Older Adults
Author(s):Yang, Yang
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Karl Rosengren
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Education, Physical
Abstract:The results of the quantitative study suggest that a 2-month Taiji intervention on healthy older adults yielded improvement in balance, lower body strength, and appropriate adaptive responses in situations of inaccurate or conflicting sensory stimuli. Taiji practitioners also adopted significantly wider stance widths than their control group counterparts. The adoption of a wider stance may be one mechanism contributing to the observed improvements in functional balance.
Issue Date:2005
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:150 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/87930
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3202191
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2005


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