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Original scientific paper

https://doi.org/10.24141/1/6/2/1

Influence of Dance on the Movement of Persons With Parkinson’s Disease

Kristina Delaš orcid id orcid.org/0000-0003-3902-0458 ; University of Applied Health Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia
Lana Erjavec orcid id orcid.org/0000-0001-8375-2053 ; University of Applied Health Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia
Gordana Grozdek Čovčić orcid id orcid.org/0000-0001-8601-6166 ; University of Applied Health Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia
Mirjana Telebuh orcid id orcid.org/0000-0002-4228-3542 ; University of Applied Health Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia
Ivan Jurak orcid id orcid.org/0000-0001-7682-6077 ; University of Applied Health Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia


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Abstract

Introduction: Some research suggest that dancing improves gait and balance in people with Parkinson’s disease. Also suggest influence of music and rhythm on speed and facilitation of movement in people with Parkinson’s disease. The beneficial effects of rhythm and music result from the activation of neural structures involved in movement and timing.

Methods: This paper is a systematic review of the literature searched through relevant database Pubmed, PEDro, LILACS and Cochrane library published in the period from 2007 to 2020. Our criteria for including papers in review were research on tango impact on gait and balance in people with Parkinson’s disease, use of standard tests as Berg balance scale (BBS), Time up and go test (TUG) and Unified Parkinsonʼs Disease Rating Scale III (UPDRS-III). After preformed review only 6 researches were selected in further analysis.

Results: Comparing the duration of interventions, the researches were conducted mainly in the short term and intensive and in the long term and moderate. Tango dancing in the short term or long term leads to an improvement not only in balance but also in improvements in body fitness. The results from short term researches showed statistically significant differences in UPDRS III and BBS in tango dancing groups. While in long-term studies we observed improvements in balance and gait which was not shown in short term and intensive tango intervention.

Conclusion: Evidence of improved functional mobility and balance encourages the expansion of the spectrum of rehabilitation in people with Parkinson’s disease. Because tango is a dance that, with its rhythm, music, and step width, finds a place in the rehabilitation of people with Parkinson’s disease.

Keywords

Tango, Balance, gait, Parkinson’s disease

Hrčak ID:

244586

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/244586

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