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Tai Chi som behandling vid muskuloskeletal smärta: En systematisk litteraturgranskning
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Purpose: Musculoskeletal pain is a growing problem in modern society. The objective was to determine the effectiveness of Tai Chi for reducing pain in patients with musculosceletal pain.Methods: Six databases (PubMed, CINAHL, PEDro, PsychINFO, MEDLINE, AMED) were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCT) and clinical controlled trials (CCT) using Tai Chi as the main intervention with the purpose of evaluating its effectiveness on reducing pain. SBU's (Statens beredning för medicinsk utvärdering) template for evaluating RCT's was used to rate the quality of the studies.Results: Fifty titles were identified and 18 met the inclusion criteria. Seven RCT's where included in the review. Four studied osteoarhtritis, one studied fibromyalgia, one studied low back pain and one studied osteopaenia. The majority of the studies found a small but statistically significant effect on pain reduction compared to the control group.Conclusion: The analyzed literature shows a small pain reduction from practising Tai Chi but available research on the subject is scarce and the evidence is of low quality. Reports regarding drop outs, compliance and adverse effects were not satisfactory. New and better designed studies are needed in order to come to reliable conclusions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 18 p.
Keyword [sv]
Tai chi, tai ji, osteoarthritis, pain, muskuloskeletal smärta, artros, fibromyalgi, ländryggssmärta
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-70247OAI: diva2:620560
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Master's Programme in Physiotherapy
Available from: 2013-05-30 Created: 2013-05-08 Last updated: 2013-05-30Bibliographically approved

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