Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Subjective perceived impact of Tai Chi training on physical and mental health among community older adults at risk for ischemic stroke: A qualitative study

What useless research. Subjective rather than objectively measuring the health benefits.
Was blood pressure reduced?
How did you measure better mood?
How was energy measured?
https://www.mdlinx.com/internal-medicine/medical-news-article/2017/04/21/tai-chi-qualitative-study-perceived-benefit/7142905/?
This qualitative study intended to assess the perceived benefits of Tai Chi practice among community older population. The researchers indicate that in terms of improved physical health and mental state, regular Tai Chi exercise may have positive benefits among community elderly population, and may be helpful and feasible body–mind exercise to community elderly population for its positive effects and advantages.

Methods

  • The researchers conducted this study with participants from a trial examining the effects of a 12-week Tai Chi training on ischemic stroke risk in community older adults (n = 170).
  • Regarding their perceived benefit on physical and mental health and whether Tai Chi exercise was suitable for the elderly, 20 participants were randomly selected from a convenience sample of participants who had completed 12-week Tai Chi training (n = 68) were interviewed.

Results

  • In this study, all participants admitted that Tai Chi training could relax their body and make them comfortable.
  • The greater part of them thought Tai Chi training could promote physical health, including relieving pain, enhancing digestion, strengthening immunity, enhancing energy and improving sleep quality, enhancing their mental and emotional state (e.g. improving mood and reducing anxiety, improving concentration and promoting interpersonal relationship).
  • Also, most of the participants agreed that for community older people, Tai Chi exercise was appropriate.
  • From the content analysis, 3 primary themes emerged: Improving physical health; Enhancing mental and emotional state; Conforming with the request of the elderly.

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