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Is Irish set dancing feasible for people with Parkinson's disease in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Shanahan, Joanne
dc.contributor.author Morris, Meg E.
dc.contributor.author Ni Bhriain, Orfhlaith
dc.contributor.author Volpe, Daniele
dc.contributor.author Richardson, Margaret
dc.contributor.author Clifford, Amanda M.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-08T10:41:00Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-08T10:41:00Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4402
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Objective: To investigate if community-based Irish set dancing is feasible in Irish adults with Parkinson's disease. Methods: Over an eight week period, ten participants attended one set dancing class per week and completed a home programme in parallel. Feasibility was assessed by monitoring adverse effects, participants' verbal feedback, compliance rates and feedback from an exit questionnaire. Participants were assessed using the Berg balance scale, 6-min walk test, UPDRS-3 and PDQ-39, before and after the intervention. Results: No adverse effects were detected. Attendance at classes was 86%. Compliance with the home programme was 67%. Findings from the exit questionnaire showed participants enjoyed participating and reported improvements in aspects of health including balance. Quality of life improved with the dance programme and there was a trend toward improvement on the UPDRS-3. Conclusion: These findings suggest community-based Irish set dancing is a feasible form of exercise that can positively influence quality of life. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice;21 (1), pp. 47-51
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2014.12.002
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice . Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 21 (1), pp. 47-51, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.ctcp.2014.12.002 en_US
dc.subject Parkinson's disease en_US
dc.subject dance en_US
dc.subject physical activity en_US
dc.subject community rehabilitation en_US
dc.title Is Irish set dancing feasible for people with Parkinson's disease in Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ctcp.2014.12.002
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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