Tele-Tai Chi for Aging

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Aging+1 More
Tele-Tai Chi - Device
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial is testing a home-based Tai Chi intervention to see if it's feasible and acceptable for older adults, and if it improves measures of physical activity, self-efficacy, quality of life, cognitive function, balance, and gait.

Eligible Conditions
  • Aging
  • Fall

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

3 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: At study completion, approximately 12 months from the beginning of the study

Week 12
Ease of use of the Tele-Tai Chi platform (qualitative interview)
System Usability Scale
Month 12
Retention of study participants
Week 12
Normalized-to-height stride length and stride time variability
Postural sway and balance
Week 12
Activities-specific Balance Confidence (ABC) scores
Activity level
Controlled Oral Word Association Test (COWAT) scores
Digit Span Test scores
Grip Strength
Mini-Balance Evaluation Systems Test (MiniBEST)
Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) 29 scores
Self-Efficacy Exercise (SEE) questionnaire
Sit-to-Stand performance
Stroop Color Word Task scores
Timed-Up-and-Go dual task
Trail Making Test A/B scores
Week 12
Tai Chi proficiency scores
Week 12
Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE)
Week 12
Protocol adherence

Trial Safety

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Tele-Tai Chi
1 of 1
Experimental Treatment

20 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Tele-Tai Chi · No Placebo Group · N/A

Tele-Tai Chi
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Tele-Tai Chi · Intervention Types: Device

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: at study completion, approximately 12 months from the beginning of the study

Who is running the clinical trial?

Spaulding Rehabilitation HospitalLead Sponsor
123 Previous Clinical Trials
10,456 Total Patients Enrolled
Paolo Bonato, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorSpaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
19 Previous Clinical Trials
630 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 6 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are between 60 and 85 years old.
You are able to walk continuously for 15 minutes without an assistive device.
You have a working email address.
You have previously used a computer, smart phone or tablet device.
You have a Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) score between 17 and 13.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 8th, 2021

Last Reviewed: October 20th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.

Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
How old are they?
18 - 65100.0%
What site did they apply to?
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital100.0%
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Did not meet criteria100.0%