Volume 7, Issue 2 (9-2017)                   cmja 2017, 7(2): 1874-1886 | Back to browse issues page

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Rafii F, Masroor D, Haghani H, Azimi H. The Effect of 8 Weeks Tai Chi Exercise on the Fasting Blood Glucose of people with Type 2 Diabetes . cmja. 2017; 7 (2) :1874-1886
URL: http://cmja.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-494-en.html
Student Research Committee, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences , h.azimi88@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (2791 Views)
Introduction: Changing life style is considered as an important factor in the reduction of diabetes incidence and its side effects. Due to the tendency of sedentary life style and automation, The aim of this study was to determine the effect of tai chi exercise on fasting blood glucose levels in patients with type2 diabetes.
Methods: It was a semi-experimental two group trial that was done in 2 Tehran’s hospital(firoozgar-rasol) in 1395. After gathering written testimonial, a total of 67 patients with type2 diabetes were randomly assigned into two groups (Tai chi and control). Tai chi group practiced 30minutes, 3days a week for 8 consecutive weeks. fasting blood glucose was measured before and after the study in hospital. Data was analyzed by descriptive statistics (Relative ferequency, Mean, standard deviation), kolmogrov-smirnov test, paired T, independent T, ANOVA and Chi-square tests using SPSS(v.16). Significant level was considered at less than 0.05.
Results: Most contributers were women in both groups. There was not a significant difference of the gender between two groups (p=0.882). Age mean of people in Tai chi group was 51.63±6.35 and in control group was 51.85±7.83. There was not an important difference between two groups (p=0.995).
The majority of participants in both groups were diploma. There was not a significant difference in the education level between two groups (p=0.160). An important difference was seen between the mean of initial (149.82±36.13) and last fasting blood glucose of Tai chi exercise groups(124.21±29.92)(p=0.013). There was also a significant difference between the mean of last fasting blood glaucose of Tai chi and control groups (p=0.003).
Conclusion: According to the findings, 8weeks of tai chiexercise reduces fasting blood glucose levels; therefore this exercises is recommended to patients with type2 diabetes and must be put in nursing Curriculum.
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