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Is Irish set dancing feasible for people with Parkinson's disease in Ireland?
Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2015 Feb; 21(1):47-51.CT

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.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Clinical Therapies, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, University of Limerick, Co. Limerick, Ireland. Electronic address: joanne.s@outlook.com.Department of Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health, La Trobe University, Bundoora 3086, Australia.Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Department of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Limerick, Co. Limerick, Ireland.Department of Neurorehabilitation, Casa di Cura Villa Margherita, Vicenza, Italy.Department of Neurology, University College Hospital, Limerick, Ireland.Department of Clinical Therapies, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, University of Limerick, Co. Limerick, Ireland.

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25557584

Citation

Shanahan, Joanne, et al. "Is Irish Set Dancing Feasible for People With Parkinson's Disease in Ireland?" Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, vol. 21, no. 1, 2015, pp. 47-51.
Shanahan J, Morris ME, Bhriain ON, et al. Is Irish set dancing feasible for people with Parkinson's disease in Ireland? Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2015;21(1):47-51.
Shanahan, J., Morris, M. E., Bhriain, O. N., Volpe, D., Richardson, M., & Clifford, A. M. (2015). Is Irish set dancing feasible for people with Parkinson's disease in Ireland? Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 21(1), 47-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2014.12.002
Shanahan J, et al. Is Irish Set Dancing Feasible for People With Parkinson's Disease in Ireland. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2015;21(1):47-51. PubMed PMID: 25557584.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Is Irish set dancing feasible for people with Parkinson's disease in Ireland? AU - Shanahan,Joanne, AU - Morris,Meg E, AU - Bhriain,Orfhlaith Ni, AU - Volpe,Daniele, AU - Richardson,Margaret, AU - Clifford,Amanda M, Y1 - 2014/12/13/ PY - 2014/11/16/received PY - 2014/12/05/accepted PY - 2015/1/6/entrez PY - 2015/1/6/pubmed PY - 2015/12/15/medline KW - Community rehabilitation KW - Dance KW - Parkinson's disease KW - Physical activity SP - 47 EP - 51 JF - Complementary therapies in clinical practice JO - Complement Ther Clin Pract VL - 21 IS - 1 N2 - 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. SN - 1873-6947 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25557584/Is_Irish_set_dancing_feasible_for_people_with_Parkinson's_disease_in_Ireland L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1744-3881(14)00085-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -