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Short duration, intensive tango dancing for Parkinson disease: an uncontrolled pilot study.
Complement Ther Med. 2009 Aug; 17(4):203-7.CT

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The goal of this pilot study was to determine the effects of short duration, intensive tango lessons on functional mobility in people with Parkinson disease.

DESIGN

This study employed a within-subject, prospective, repeated measures design.

SUBJECTS/PATIENTS

Fourteen people with idiopathic Parkinson disease participated.

SETTING

All balance and gait assessments were performed in a laboratory, but dance classes took place in a large, open classroom.

INTERVENTIONS

Participants completed ten 1.5-h long Argentine tango dance lessons within 2 weeks. Their balance, gait and mobility were assessed before and after the training sessions.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES

Measures included the Berg Balance Scale, the Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale, gait velocity, functional ambulation profile, step length, stance and single support percent of gait, Timed Up and Go, and the 6 min walk.

RESULTS

Participants significantly improved on the Berg Balance Scale (effect size (ES)=0.83, p=0.021), Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale Motor Subscale III (ES=-0.64, p=0.029), and percent of time spent in stance during forward walking (ES=0.97, p=0.015). Non-significant improvements were noted on the Timed Up and Go (ES=-0.38, p=0.220) and 6 min walk (ES=0.35, p=0.170).

CONCLUSIONS

Frequent social dance lessons completed within a short time period appear to be appropriate and effective for these individuals with mild-moderately severe Parkinson disease.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Program in Physical Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Controlled Clinical Trial
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19632547

Citation

Hackney, Madeleine E., and Gammon M. Earhart. "Short Duration, Intensive Tango Dancing for Parkinson Disease: an Uncontrolled Pilot Study." Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 17, no. 4, 2009, pp. 203-7.
Hackney ME, Earhart GM. Short duration, intensive tango dancing for Parkinson disease: an uncontrolled pilot study. Complement Ther Med. 2009;17(4):203-7.
Hackney, M. E., & Earhart, G. M. (2009). Short duration, intensive tango dancing for Parkinson disease: an uncontrolled pilot study. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 17(4), 203-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2008.10.005
Hackney ME, Earhart GM. Short Duration, Intensive Tango Dancing for Parkinson Disease: an Uncontrolled Pilot Study. Complement Ther Med. 2009;17(4):203-7. PubMed PMID: 19632547.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Short duration, intensive tango dancing for Parkinson disease: an uncontrolled pilot study. AU - Hackney,Madeleine E, AU - Earhart,Gammon M, Y1 - 2009/01/07/ PY - 2008/04/14/received PY - 2008/10/23/revised PY - 2008/10/29/accepted PY - 2009/7/28/entrez PY - 2009/7/28/pubmed PY - 2009/10/9/medline SP - 203 EP - 7 JF - Complementary therapies in medicine JO - Complement Ther Med VL - 17 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The goal of this pilot study was to determine the effects of short duration, intensive tango lessons on functional mobility in people with Parkinson disease. DESIGN: This study employed a within-subject, prospective, repeated measures design. SUBJECTS/PATIENTS: Fourteen people with idiopathic Parkinson disease participated. SETTING: All balance and gait assessments were performed in a laboratory, but dance classes took place in a large, open classroom. INTERVENTIONS: Participants completed ten 1.5-h long Argentine tango dance lessons within 2 weeks. Their balance, gait and mobility were assessed before and after the training sessions. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Measures included the Berg Balance Scale, the Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale, gait velocity, functional ambulation profile, step length, stance and single support percent of gait, Timed Up and Go, and the 6 min walk. RESULTS: Participants significantly improved on the Berg Balance Scale (effect size (ES)=0.83, p=0.021), Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale Motor Subscale III (ES=-0.64, p=0.029), and percent of time spent in stance during forward walking (ES=0.97, p=0.015). Non-significant improvements were noted on the Timed Up and Go (ES=-0.38, p=0.220) and 6 min walk (ES=0.35, p=0.170). CONCLUSIONS: Frequent social dance lessons completed within a short time period appear to be appropriate and effective for these individuals with mild-moderately severe Parkinson disease. SN - 1873-6963 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19632547/Short_duration_intensive_tango_dancing_for_Parkinson_disease:_an_uncontrolled_pilot_study_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0965-2299(08)00144-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -