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Effects of dance on movement control in Parkinson's disease: a comparison of Argentine tango and American ballroom.
OBJECTIVE The basal ganglia may be selectively activated during rhythmic, metered movement such as tango dancing, which may improve motor control in individuals with Parkinson's disease. OtherExpand
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Dance as therapy for individuals with Parkinson disease.
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  • European journal of physical and rehabilitation…
  • 1 June 2009
Parkinson disease (PD) is a progressive, neurodegenerative movement disorder that is often accompanied by impaired balance and walking and reduced quality of life (QoL). Recent studies indicate thatExpand
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Health-related quality of life and alternative forms of exercise in Parkinson disease.
Parkinson disease (PD) reduces health-related quality of life (HRQoL), but exercise may improve HRQoL. This pilot study compared the effects of Tango, Waltz/Foxtrot, Tai Chi and No Intervention onExpand
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Randomized Controlled Trial of Community-Based Dancing to Modify Disease Progression in Parkinson Disease
Background. Tango dancing has been effective in improving measures of physical function in people with Parkinson disease (PD). However, all previous studies were institution-based, testedExpand
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Effects of Tango on Functional Mobility in Parkinson's Disease: A Preliminary Study
Recent research has shown that dance, specifically tango, may be an appropriate and effective strategy for ameliorating functional mobility deficits in people who are frail and elderly. IndividualsExpand
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Tai Chi improves balance and mobility in people with Parkinson disease.
This pilot study examines the effects of Tai Chi on balance, gait and mobility in people with Parkinson disease (PD). Thirty-three people with PD were randomly assigned to either a Tai Chi group or aExpand
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Effects of Dance on Gait and Balance in Parkinson’s Disease: A Comparison of Partnered and Nonpartnered Dance Movement
Partnered tango dance can improve balance and gait in individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Partnered dance may allow these individuals to challenge balance more than nonpartnered dance.Expand
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Functional Gait Assessment and Balance Evaluation System Test: Reliability, Validity, Sensitivity, and Specificity for Identifying Individuals With Parkinson Disease Who Fall
Background Gait impairments, balance impairments, and falls are prevalent in individuals with Parkinson disease (PD). Although the Berg Balance Scale (BBS) can be considered the reference standardExpand
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Utility of the Mini-BESTest, BESTest, and BESTest Sections for Balance Assessments in Individuals With Parkinson Disease
Background and Purpose: The Balance Evaluation Systems Test(BESTest) has been shown to be a reliable and valid measure of balance in individuals with Parkinson disease (PD). A less time-consumingExpand
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A Study on the Effects of Argentine Tango as a Form of Partnered Dance for those with Parkinson Disease and the Healthy Elderly
Falls are the leading cause of injury deaths in older adults (Murphy 2000), and they can lead to fear of falling, reduced quality of life, withdrawal from activities, and injury. Changes in jointExpand
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