*Bournemouth University Clinical Research Unit
†Integrative Wellbeing Research Centre, Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth
‡Centre for Health and Social Care Research, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University London and St George’s University of London, UK
This paper used data from a randomized controlled trial, of which the main trial outcome paper has been published (Nyman et al, Randomized controlled trial of the effect of Tai Chi on postural balance of people with dementia. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 2019; 14, 2017–2029). The study was registered on ClinicalTrials.gov (ID: NCT02864056) and the protocol has been published (Nyman et al, A randomized controlled trial comparing the effectiveness of Tai Chi alongside usual care with usual care alone on the postural balance of community-dwelling people with dementia: Protocol for The TACIT Trial (TAi ChI for people with dementia). BMC Geriatrics, 2018; 18, e263). The trial was approved by the West of Scotland Research Ethics Committee 4 (reference: 16/WS/0139) and the Health Research Authority (IRAS project ID: 209193).
This paper used data from The TACIT Trial, which was funded by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Career Development Fellowship Award to SRN (chief investigator). The TACIT Trial was independent research funded by the NIHR’s Career Development Fellowship Program (grant number CDF-2015-08-030). The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care. During the peer-review and interview process the chief investigator received critical comment on the proposal. However, the funder had no influence on the trial, including: trial design; data collection, analysis, and interpretation; manuscript writing; and dissemination of results including the decision to submit the article. The chief investigator had final decision on these matters.
S.R.N.: Developed the hypothesis, led on the empirical work reported (formulated the research question, designed the analyses, interpreted the results), wrote the first draft of the paper, and approved the final version. C.C.: Analyzed the data, conducted literature searches to support the paper writing, critically reviewed drafts, and approved the final version. N.G.: Interpreted the results, critically reviewed drafts, and approved the final version.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Reprints: Samuel R. Nyman, BSc, MSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Winchester, Winchester, SO22 4NR, UK (email: [email protected]).
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