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Feasibility of home exercises to enhance the benefits of tango dancing in people with Parkinson's disease.
Complement Ther Med. 2019 Feb; 42:233-239.CT

Abstract

BACKGROUND

A style of dance called tango translates clinical practice into a new philosophy and rehabilitative approach for individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). The style of dance mixes music, self-generated and external cued strategies and social and emotional recovery. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of studies reporting health benefits for people diagnosed with PD who dance tango. However, there are some organisational limitations to people participating in dance classes, including having trained Tango teachers, an appropriate space for dancing, and schedule that allows for participants with motor inabilities.

METHODS

This pilot study involved the observation of PD patients who completed four days of home exercise plus a tango dance lesson each week for five weeks.

RESULTS

Ten PD patients improved their quality of life, their motor score on the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale and their kinematic performances.

CONCLUSIONS

We propose a protocol of exercises that has been derived from the tango dance and that can be performed in a patient's home.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurology and Neurorehabilitation, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Piancavallo, Verbania, Italy. Electronic address: g.albani@auxologico.it.Clinica Le Terrazze, Cunardo, Varese, Italy.Department of Translational Medicine, Section of Neurology, University of Eastern Piedmont "Amedeo Avogadro", Novara, Italy.Department of Neurology and Neurorehabilitation, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Piancavallo, Verbania, Italy.Department of Neurology and Neurorehabilitation, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Piancavallo, Verbania, Italy.Fondazione Maugeri, Turin, Italy.Department of Neurology and Neurorehabilitation, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Piancavallo, Verbania, Italy; University of Turin, "Rita Levi Montalcini, Department", Italy.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30670247

Citation

Albani, Giovanni, et al. "Feasibility of Home Exercises to Enhance the Benefits of Tango Dancing in People With Parkinson's Disease." Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 42, 2019, pp. 233-239.
Albani G, Veneziano G, Lunardon C, et al. Feasibility of home exercises to enhance the benefits of tango dancing in people with Parkinson's disease. Complement Ther Med. 2019;42:233-239.
Albani, G., Veneziano, G., Lunardon, C., Vinci, C., Daniele, A., Cossa, F., & Mauro, A. (2019). Feasibility of home exercises to enhance the benefits of tango dancing in people with Parkinson's disease. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 42, 233-239. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2018.10.028
Albani G, et al. Feasibility of Home Exercises to Enhance the Benefits of Tango Dancing in People With Parkinson's Disease. Complement Ther Med. 2019;42:233-239. PubMed PMID: 30670247.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Feasibility of home exercises to enhance the benefits of tango dancing in people with Parkinson's disease. AU - Albani,Giovanni, AU - Veneziano,Giuseppe, AU - Lunardon,Clara, AU - Vinci,Calogero, AU - Daniele,Alessandra, AU - Cossa,Federico, AU - Mauro,Alessandro, Y1 - 2018/11/22/ PY - 2018/03/17/received PY - 2018/10/30/revised PY - 2018/10/31/accepted PY - 2019/1/24/entrez PY - 2019/1/24/pubmed PY - 2019/5/3/medline KW - Dance KW - Parkinson’s disease KW - Rehabilitation KW - Tango SP - 233 EP - 239 JF - Complementary therapies in medicine JO - Complement Ther Med VL - 42 N2 - BACKGROUND: A style of dance called tango translates clinical practice into a new philosophy and rehabilitative approach for individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). The style of dance mixes music, self-generated and external cued strategies and social and emotional recovery. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of studies reporting health benefits for people diagnosed with PD who dance tango. However, there are some organisational limitations to people participating in dance classes, including having trained Tango teachers, an appropriate space for dancing, and schedule that allows for participants with motor inabilities. METHODS: This pilot study involved the observation of PD patients who completed four days of home exercise plus a tango dance lesson each week for five weeks. RESULTS: Ten PD patients improved their quality of life, their motor score on the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale and their kinematic performances. CONCLUSIONS: We propose a protocol of exercises that has been derived from the tango dance and that can be performed in a patient's home. SN - 1873-6963 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30670247/Feasibility_of_home_exercises_to_enhance_the_benefits_of_tango_dancing_in_people_with_Parkinson's_disease_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0965-2299(18)30240-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -