How Dance Affects Walking With and Without Music Cues in People with Parkinson's Disease James, Alyssa
dc.contributor.department Kinesiology 2020-09-18T15:14:28.000 2021-02-26T00:33:58Z 2021-02-26T00:33:58Z 2019-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease that does not have a cure. Symptoms include resting tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, postural instability, and gait disturbances. Although there is not a cure, there are many alternative therapies to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease. Dance is one such potential therapy. Research has shown that gait improves after 16 weeks of a ballet dance group. Ballroom dance, specifically tango, has also shown to improve various symptoms of PD. However, no study has investigated the effects of a combined exercise and dance program on gait, and if there are preferred walking conditions, such as walking with music, for those that do dance. Participants with PD who dance and those who do not dance, as well as healthy older adults were recruited. They completed five trials of three walking conditions, self-paced with no auditory cues, cued walking with a repetitive tone, and cued walking with preferred music. Walking speed remained constant across all conditions. GAITRite was used to collect gait parameters and electromyography was used to collect muscle activity. All outcome measures were entered into a 3x3 repeated measures analysis of variance to determine differences between groups and within conditions. The results will further inform the use of dance to improve gait in persons with PD.</p>
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dc.title How Dance Affects Walking With and Without Music Cues in People with Parkinson's Disease
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