Effects of A Self-Efficacy Program using Tai Chi to Prevent Elderly Fall in Flat Communities

Authors

  • Rutairat Moonong Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Sunee Lagampan Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
  • Tassanee Rawiworrakul Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University

Keywords:

Fall Prevention Program, Perceived Self-Efficacy, Tai-Chi Exercise, Balance, Elderly

Abstract

This quasi-experimental research aimed to explore the effects of a self- efficacy program using Tai Chi to prevent elderly fall, on leg muscle strength and balance; among the elderly in flat communities. The sample was 60 of males and females aged 60 - 69 years, randomly selected into the experimental group and the comparison group, 30 per each. The experimental group received the self-efficacy program using Tai Chi. Data collected by using interview questionnaires, testing leg muscle strength, and balance. Data analyzed by using descriptive statistics, Chi-square, and t-test. The result showed the experimental group had significantly higher mean posttest scores for perceived self-efficacy in exercising, exercise outcome expectation, and exercise practices than pretest. Leg muscle strength and balance were better than at pretest with statistical significance at p-value < .01. The mean of different scores of perceived self-efficacy in exercise, exercise outcome expectation, exercise practices, leg muscle strength, and balance were higher than the comparison group with statistical significance at p-value < .01.

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Published

04-05-2022

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Moonong ฤ, Lagampan ส, Rawiworrakul ท. Effects of A Self-Efficacy Program using Tai Chi to Prevent Elderly Fall in Flat Communities. J Royal Thai Army Nurses [Internet]. 2022 May 4 [cited 2022 Jun. 29];23(1):255-64. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JRTAN/article/view/256190

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