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Behavioural Intervention

Tai Chi for Obesity (ACHIEVE Trial)

Research Sponsored by Hartford Hospital
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Be 18-70 years of age
Be able to ambulate independently without use of an assistive device
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up attendance will be taken at each class (up to 10 weeks)
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This trial will assess if a 10-week Tai Chi program, combining in-person classes and online videos, is feasible and acceptable for physically inactive adults preparing for metabolic and bariatric surgery. The study

Who is the study for?
This trial is for adults who are physically inactive and planning to undergo metabolic and bariatric surgery. They should be willing to attend Tai Chi classes in person, practice at home using online videos, and participate in study assessments.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The trial is testing a hybrid Tai Chi program consisting of weekly group classes and online instructional videos over a period of 10 weeks. The focus is on determining if the program is feasible and acceptable for participants.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Tai Chi is generally considered safe with minimal risk of side effects. Participants may experience muscle soreness or mild discomfort when beginning any new physical activity.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am between 18 and 70 years old.
I can walk on my own without help from devices.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~measured once weekly (up to 10 weeks)
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and measured once weekly (up to 10 weeks) for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Acceptability of Tai Chi
Home practice duration
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Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Tai Chi classExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Participation in ten weekly group in-person Tai Chi classes

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Hartford HospitalLead Sponsor
135 Previous Clinical Trials
19,062 Total Patients Enrolled
6 Trials studying Obesity
445 Patients Enrolled for Obesity
~14 spots leftby Apr 2025