Translation of an effective tai chi intervention into a community-based falls-prevention program

Am J Public Health. 2008 Jul;98(7):1195-8. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2007.120402. Epub 2008 May 29.


Tai chi--moving for better balance, a falls-prevention program developed from a randomized controlled trial for community-based use, was evaluated with the re-aim framework in 6 community centers. The program had a 100% adoption rate and 87% reach into the target older adult population. All centers implemented the intervention with good fidelity, and participants showed significant improvements in health-related outcome measures. This evidence-based tai chi program is practical to disseminate and can be effectively implemented and maintained in community settings.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls / prevention & control*
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Health Education / methods*
  • Health Promotion / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Postural Balance / physiology
  • Program Evaluation
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Tai Ji*