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Irish set dancing classes for people with Parkinson's disease: the needs of participants and dance teachers

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dc.contributor.author Shanahan, Joanne
dc.contributor.author Ní Bhriain, Orfhlaith M.
dc.contributor.author Morris, Meg E.
dc.contributor.author Volpe, Daniele
dc.contributor.author Clifford, Amanda M.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-01T14:16:31Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5066
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Objective: As the number of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease increases, there is a need to develop initiatives that promote health and wellbeing and support self-management. Additionally, as exercise may slow physical decline, there is a need to develop methods that facilitate greater engagement with community-based exercise. The aim of this study is to examine the needs of (1) people with Parkinson’s disease and (2) set dancing teachers to enable the development of participant-centred community set dance classes. Methods: A mixed methods study design was used. Two consensus group discussions using nominal group technique were held to (1) identify factors pertaining to the needs of people with Parkinson’s disease from a set dance class and (2) the educational needs of set dancing teachers to enable them to teach set dancing to people with Parkinson’s disease. Group discussions began with silent generation of ideas. A round-robin discussion and grouping of ideas into broader topic areas followed. Finally, participants ranked, by order of priority (1-5), the topic areas developed. Final data analysis involved summation of participants’ ranking scores for each topic area. Results: Rich information on the needs of people with Parkinson’s disease from a dance class and the educational guidance sought by set dancing teachers was gathered. Topic areas developed include “teaching method” for set dances and “class environment”. Conclusion: Accessing community exercise programmes is important for this population. The results of this study will inform the development of an educational resource on Parkinson’s disease for set dancing teachers. This resource may facilitate a larger number of teachers to establish sustainable community set dancing classes for people with Parkinson’s disease. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Complementary Therapies in Medicine;27, pp. 12-17
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2016.04.001
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 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 Medicine, 27, pp. 12-17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2016.04.001 en_US
dc.subject community exercise programmes en_US
dc.subject Parkinson’s disease en_US
dc.subject dance en_US
dc.subject education en_US
dc.subject nominal group technique en_US
dc.title Irish set dancing classes for people with Parkinson's disease: the needs of participants and dance teachers 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.ctim.2016.04.001
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2017-08-01
dc.embargo.terms 2017-08-01 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2643279


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