Balance impairments are a relevant problem in patients with diabetes, and interventions to manage this issue represent a public health need. This study reviewed the literature about the effectiveness of Tai Chi on balance improvement in patients with type 2 diabetes. Springerlink, MEDLINE, PubMed, CINAHL, Web of Science, Scopus, and Cochrane CENTRAL databases were screened. Randomized and nonrandomized controlled trials assessing balance in patients with type 2 diabetes enrolled in a Tai Chi program were considered eligible. Four studies were included in qualitative synthesis and in quantitative analysis (three randomized controlled trials and one pretest-posttest quasi-experimental study). Evidence supporting Tai Chi to improve balance in patients with type 2 diabetes was found (effect size: 0.52; 95% confidence interval [0.20, 0.84]); however, the analysis relied on a small number of studies, which raises concerns about the risk of bias. In conclusion, the results support the benefits of Tai Chi intervention to improve balance in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Effectiveness of tai chi on balance improvement in type 2 diabetes patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis / Palermi, S.; Sacco, A. M.; Belviso, I.; Marino, N.; Gambardella, F.; Loiacono, C.; Sirico, F.. - In: JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. - ISSN 1063-8652. - 28:5(2020), pp. 787-797. [10.1123/JAPA.2019-0242]

Effectiveness of tai chi on balance improvement in type 2 diabetes patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Palermi S.
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Sacco A. M.;Belviso I.;Sirico F.
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2020

Abstract

Balance impairments are a relevant problem in patients with diabetes, and interventions to manage this issue represent a public health need. This study reviewed the literature about the effectiveness of Tai Chi on balance improvement in patients with type 2 diabetes. Springerlink, MEDLINE, PubMed, CINAHL, Web of Science, Scopus, and Cochrane CENTRAL databases were screened. Randomized and nonrandomized controlled trials assessing balance in patients with type 2 diabetes enrolled in a Tai Chi program were considered eligible. Four studies were included in qualitative synthesis and in quantitative analysis (three randomized controlled trials and one pretest-posttest quasi-experimental study). Evidence supporting Tai Chi to improve balance in patients with type 2 diabetes was found (effect size: 0.52; 95% confidence interval [0.20, 0.84]); however, the analysis relied on a small number of studies, which raises concerns about the risk of bias. In conclusion, the results support the benefits of Tai Chi intervention to improve balance in patients with type 2 diabetes.
2020
Effectiveness of tai chi on balance improvement in type 2 diabetes patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis / Palermi, S.; Sacco, A. M.; Belviso, I.; Marino, N.; Gambardella, F.; Loiacono, C.; Sirico, F.. - In: JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. - ISSN 1063-8652. - 28:5(2020), pp. 787-797. [10.1123/JAPA.2019-0242]
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