A systematic review of the evidence for the effectiveness of dance therapy.

  title={A systematic review of the evidence for the effectiveness of dance therapy.},
  author={Juliane K Strassel and Daniel C. Cherkin and Lotte M. G. Steuten and Karen J. Sherman and Hubertus J M Vrijhoef},
  journal={Alternative therapies in health and medicine},
  volume={17 3},
BACKGROUND Dance therapy uses psychotherapeutic movement to support the cognitive, emotional, physical, and social integration of a person. Dance therapy may be of value for people with developmental, medical, social, physical, or psychological impairments. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the hypothesis that dance therapy has therapeutic benefits by systematically analyzing and summarizing the evidence. METHODS Thirteen databases were searched for systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials… CONTINUE READING
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