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1. Blinde, E.M. (US). Enhancing the physical and social self through recreational activity: Accounts of individuals with physical disabilities. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 14(4), Oct-344

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2. Chou K L, Lee P W, Yu E C, Macfarlane D, Cheng Y H, Chan S S, Chi I. Effect of Tai Chi on depressive symptoms amongst Chinese older patients with depressive disorders: a randomized clinical trial. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 2004; (19): 1105-1107.

3. Blinde, E.M., & McClung, L.R. (1997). Enhancing the physical and social self through recreational activity: accounts of individuals with physical disabilities. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 14(4):327-44, 1997 Oct, 14(59 ref), 327-344.

4. Kutner, N.G., Barnhart, H., Wolf, S.L., McNeely, E., & Xu, T. (1997). Self-report benefits of Tai Chi practice by older adults. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci JID - 9508483, 52(5), 242-246.

5. Li, F., Harmer, P., Chaumeton, N.R., Duncan, T., & Duncan, S. (2002). Tai Chi as a means to enhance self-esteem: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 21(1):70-89, 2002 Mar, 21(36 ref), 70-89.

6. Bond, D.S. (US). Moderate aerobic exercise, T'ai Chi, and social problem-solving ability in relation to psychological stress. International Journal of Stress Management, 9(4), Oct-343

7. Li, F. (US). Enhancing the psychological well-being of elderly individuals through Tai Chi exercise: A latent growth curve analysis. Structural Equation Modeling, 8(1), 2001-2083.

8. Szabo, A., Mesko, A., Caputo, A., & Gill, E. (1902). Examination of exercise-induced feeling states in four modes of exercise. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 29(4), Oct-Dec

9. Naruse, K. (US). Effects of slow tempo exercise on respiration, heart rate and mood state. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 91(3, Pt 1), Dec-740

10. Slater, J. (US). Postural-vestibular integration and forms of dreaming: A preliminary report on the effects of brief T'ai Chi Chuan training. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 85(1), Aug-98

11. Kawano, R. (Univ Microfilms International). The effect of exercise on body awareness and mood. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: the Sciences & Engineering, 59(7-B), Univ


1. Chen, K. (2000). The effects of Tai Chi on the well-being of community-dwelling elders in Taiwan. University of Minnesota Ph, D.(183 p), 183

2. Davidson, G. (1902). Applying psychology: Lessons from Asia-Oceania. (1994), x, 170pp.

3. Reinemann, D. (Univ Microfilms International). ROM Dance: A treatment for symptoms of depression and anxiety in adults with mental retardation. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: the Sciences & Engineering, 60(3-B), Univ

4. Devitt, M. (1902). Tai Chi for the elderly: studies show exercise relieves pain, improves mobility in seniors. Acupuncture Today, 2(8):1, 21, 2001 Aug, 2(3 ref), 1

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