Group Tai Chi Control
N 15 6
Age (y/o) 66 (11) 65 (7)
Gender (M/F) 7/8 4/2
Height (cm) 166.7 (10.5) 167.6 (9.9)
Mass (kg) 76.2 (14.3) 71.3 (7.3)
Disease Duration (months) 97 (65) 82 (22)
Age at Onset (years) 58 (10) 59 (7)
H&Y scale 2-3 2-3
UPDRS Total 34.7 (7.4) 35.4 (13.4)
Years of education (years) 16 (3) 15 (2)
MMSE 27.5 (2.2) 28.2 (2.3)
BDI 6.2 (3.1) 6.0 (5.4)
H&Y=Hoehn and Yahr; UPDRS=Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale;
MMSE=Mini Mental State Exam; BDI=Beck Depression Inventory
Table 1: Mean (SD) for baseline characteristics of participating patients.