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"Dance Therapy" as a psychotherapeutic movement intervention in Parkinson's disease.
Complement Ther Med. 2018 Oct; 40:248-252.CT

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Previous studies in Parkinson's Disease (PD) have described benefits of dance for motor and non-motor outcomes, yet few studies specifically look at Dance Therapy (DT) as a specific psychotherapeutic model for PD. DT is the psychotherapeutic use of movement to improve physical, emotional, cognitive, and social integration and wellbeing.

OBJECTIVE

1) Explore the safety and feasibility of a 10-week DT program for PD. 2) Collect pilot data on efficacy of DT.

DESIGN/METHODS

Prospective, randomized-controlled study in subjects with PD. 13 participants randomized 2:1 to DT (n = 9) or support group (n = 4). Assessments were completed 1-2 weeks prior to the first session and after the final session, and included attendance, Hoehn and Yahr Scale (H&Y), Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS), Montreal Cognitive Assessment, Timed Up and Go, Berg Balance Scale, Beck Depression Inventory, Fatigue Severity Scale, Visual Analog Fatigue Scale, Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire-39, and an exit satisfaction survey.

RESULTS

All participants completed the study. The control group was older and had a higher mean baseline MDS-UPDRS III score (27.56 dance vs. 40.75 control) and H&Y score (2.11 dance vs. 2.50 control). 7 of 9 in DT and all control subjects attended at least 70% of classes. All participants in DT enjoyed the classes and most felt they were beneficial. The greatest improvement in motor measures was in MDS-UPDRS III (-4.12 (dance) vs. -1.75 (control)). Non-motor outcomes were explored as well.

CONCLUSIONS

DT is introduced as an enjoyable mind-body intervention for PD. Further studies powered for efficacy and with groups matched for disease severity are warranted.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, United States.Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Department of Neurology, United States.Chicago Dance Therapy, United States.Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, United States. Electronic address: danny.bega@nm.org.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30219460

Citation

Michels, Kristi, et al. ""Dance Therapy" as a Psychotherapeutic Movement Intervention in Parkinson's Disease." Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 40, 2018, pp. 248-252.
Michels K, Dubaz O, Hornthal E, et al. "Dance Therapy" as a psychotherapeutic movement intervention in Parkinson's disease. Complement Ther Med. 2018;40:248-252.
Michels, K., Dubaz, O., Hornthal, E., & Bega, D. (2018). "Dance Therapy" as a psychotherapeutic movement intervention in Parkinson's disease. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 40, 248-252. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.07.005
Michels K, et al. "Dance Therapy" as a Psychotherapeutic Movement Intervention in Parkinson's Disease. Complement Ther Med. 2018;40:248-252. PubMed PMID: 30219460.
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TY - JOUR T1 - "Dance Therapy" as a psychotherapeutic movement intervention in Parkinson's disease. AU - Michels,Kristi, AU - Dubaz,Ornella, AU - Hornthal,Erica, AU - Bega,Danny, Y1 - 2018/07/07/ PY - 2018/05/06/received PY - 2018/06/08/revised PY - 2018/07/06/accepted PY - 2018/9/17/entrez PY - 2018/9/17/pubmed PY - 2019/1/3/medline KW - Dance therapy KW - Parkinson’s disease SP - 248 EP - 252 JF - Complementary therapies in medicine JO - Complement Ther Med VL - 40 N2 - BACKGROUND: Previous studies in Parkinson's Disease (PD) have described benefits of dance for motor and non-motor outcomes, yet few studies specifically look at Dance Therapy (DT) as a specific psychotherapeutic model for PD. DT is the psychotherapeutic use of movement to improve physical, emotional, cognitive, and social integration and wellbeing. OBJECTIVE: 1) Explore the safety and feasibility of a 10-week DT program for PD. 2) Collect pilot data on efficacy of DT. DESIGN/METHODS: Prospective, randomized-controlled study in subjects with PD. 13 participants randomized 2:1 to DT (n = 9) or support group (n = 4). Assessments were completed 1-2 weeks prior to the first session and after the final session, and included attendance, Hoehn and Yahr Scale (H&Y), Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS), Montreal Cognitive Assessment, Timed Up and Go, Berg Balance Scale, Beck Depression Inventory, Fatigue Severity Scale, Visual Analog Fatigue Scale, Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire-39, and an exit satisfaction survey. RESULTS: All participants completed the study. The control group was older and had a higher mean baseline MDS-UPDRS III score (27.56 dance vs. 40.75 control) and H&Y score (2.11 dance vs. 2.50 control). 7 of 9 in DT and all control subjects attended at least 70% of classes. All participants in DT enjoyed the classes and most felt they were beneficial. The greatest improvement in motor measures was in MDS-UPDRS III (-4.12 (dance) vs. -1.75 (control)). Non-motor outcomes were explored as well. CONCLUSIONS: DT is introduced as an enjoyable mind-body intervention for PD. Further studies powered for efficacy and with groups matched for disease severity are warranted. SN - 1873-6963 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30219460/"Dance_Therapy"_as_a_psychotherapeutic_movement_intervention_in_Parkinson's_disease_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0965-2299(18)30417-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -