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Dancing and Parkinson’s disease: updates on this creative approach to therapy

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dc.contributor.author Shanahan, Joanne
dc.contributor.author Morris, Meg E.
dc.contributor.author Ní Bhriain, Orfhlaith M.
dc.contributor.author Volpe, Daniele
dc.contributor.author Clifford, Amanda M.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-15T15:54:48Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-15T15:54:48Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6261
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Introduction: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is associated with slowness of movement and balance disturbance. Anxiety and social isolation are common and quality of life (QoL) can be compromised. Dancing enables people with PD to participate in an enjoyable form of exercise within a group. This review provides an updated synthesis of the literature comparing dance to other interventions in people with PD. Methods: Six databases were electronically searched. Relevant articles were identified using inclusion criteria. Data on participants, the dance intervention, and outcomes were extracted from suitable articles. Results: Methodological limitations were evident in 13 included articles. The evidence reviewed suggests that dancing is enjoyable and can improve balance, motor function, and QoL. Further research is needed to determine the effect of dancing on cognition and depression in this population. Longer term dance interventions may be needed to achieve more meaningful benefits in mobility. Conclusion: Dancing can be a feasible and beneficial physical activity and improve the wellness of individuals with PD. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Dove Medical Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Parkinsonism and Restless Legs Syndrome;7, pp. 43-53
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JPRLS.S125387
dc.rights First published by Dove Medical Press en_US
dc.subject Parkinson’s disease en_US
dc.subject dance en_US
dc.subject physical activity en_US
dc.title Dancing and Parkinson’s disease: updates on this creative approach to therapy 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 10.2147/JPRLS.S125387
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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