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Dance therapy in patients with chronic heart failure: a systematic review and a meta-analysis.

Abstract Title: Dance therapy in patients with chronic heart failure: a systematic review and a meta-analysis. Abstract Source: Clin Rehabil. 2014 May 21. Epub 2014 May 21. PMID: 24849796 Abstract Author(s): Mansueto Gomes Neto, Mayara Alves Menezes, Vitor Oliveira Carvalho Article Affiliation: Mansueto Gomes Neto Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To see whether dance therapy was more effective than conventional exercise in exercise capacity and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with chronic heart failure. DESIGN AND METHODS: Systematic review and meta-analysis. We searched MEDLINE, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, EMBASE, SPORT Scielo, CINAHL (from the earliest date available to August 2013) for randomized controlled trials (RCTs), examining effects of dance therapy versus exercise and/or dance therapy versus control on exercise capacity (VO2peak), and quality-of-life (QOL) in chronic heart failure. Two reviewers selected studies independently. Weighted mean differences (WMDs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated, and heterogeneity was assessed using the I(2) test. RESULTS: Two studies met the study criteria (62 dance therapy patients, 60 exercise patients and 61 controls patients). The results suggested that dance therapy compared with control had a positive impact on peak VO2 and HRQOL. Dance therapy resulted in improvement in: peak VO2 peak weighted mean difference (4.86 95% CI: 2.81 to 6.91) and global HRQOL standardized mean differences (2.09 95% CI: 1.65 to 2.54). Non-significant difference in VO2 peak and HRQOL for participants in the exercise group compared with dance therapy. No serious adverse events were reported. CONCLUSIONS: Dance therapy may improve peak VO2 and HRQOL in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and could be considered for inclusion in cardiac rehabilitation programmes. Article Published Date : May 20, 2014

Culturally specific dance to reduce obesity in African American women. 📎

Abstract Title: Culturally specific dance to reduce obesity in African American women. Abstract Source: Health Promot Pract. 2010 Jul;11(4):465-73. Epub 2008 Dec 19. PMID: 19098267 Abstract Author(s): Carolyn J Murrock, Faye A Gary Article Affiliation: Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Abstract: This article provides evidence of a culturally specific dance intervention to decrease obesity as measured by body fat and body mass index (BMI) in African American women. A community partnership was formed with two African American churches to develop an intervention to address the issue of obesity. The culturally specific dance intervention was delivered two times per week for 8 weeks, choreographed to gospel music selected by the experimental group participants, and taught by an African American woman. Body fat and BMI were assessed at three time points and revealed significant differences between the two groups. Attending a minimum of 7 classes was enough to show an observed dose effect and the intervention was found to be culturally specific by understanding their roles as African American women. This community partnership was an effective way to promote a church-based, culturally specific dance intervention to improve the health of African American women. Article Published Date : Jul 01, 2010

The effect of a traditional dance training program on the physical fitness of adults with hearing loss.

Abstract Title: The effect of a traditional dance training program on the physical fitness of adults with hearing loss. Abstract Source: J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Apr;24(4):1052-8. PMID: 20300019 Abstract Author(s): Vasileios K Tsimaras, Dimitrios A Kyriazis, Kosmas I Christoulas, Eleni G Fotiadou, Dimitrios G Kokaridas, Nikoletta A Angelopoulou Article Affiliation: Laboratory of Developmental Pediatrics and Special Education, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Abstract: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a traditional dance training program on aerobic capacity and muscle strength of adults with hearing loss. Twenty-three adults with hearing loss were separated into 2 groups. Thirteen subjects (6 men, 7 women, mean age, 25.7 +/- 3.9 years) constituted the intervention group, whereas 10 subjects (5 men, 5 women, mean age, 26.4 +/- 5.9 years) formed the control group. Pretraining and posttraining treadmill tests were performed to determine heart rate (HR peak), peak minute ventilation (VE peak), peak oxygen consumption (VO2 peak, absolute and relative), and time to exhaustion (min). Peak torque of hamstring and quadriceps muscles at angular velocities of 60 degrees /s, 180 degrees /s, and 300 degrees /s was also measured. The intervention group followed a 12-week traditional dance training program, whereas the control group received no training during this period. Repeated measures of multiple analyses of variance were used to test mean differences between the values of both groups. A paired t-test was used to compare the values within each group prior and after program participation. A significance level of 0.05 was used for all tests. Following the 12-week training program, significant improvements in peak physiological parameters were seen for the intervention group for peak minute ventilation, peak oxygen consumption (both absolute and relative), time to exhaustion, and peak torque values between the 2 measurements (initial and final). No significant improvements in peak physiological parameters and peak torque were noticed in the control group. In conclusion, adults with hearing loss can improve their physical fitness levels with the application of a systematic and well-designed traditional dance training program. Article Published Date : Apr 01, 2010

Dance therapeutic workshop for elderly people living in a home

Abstract Title: [Dance therapeutic workshop for elderly people living in a home]. Abstract Source: Bull Soc Sci Med Grand Duche Luxemb. 2010;Spec No 1(1):219-27. PMID: 20653191 Abstract Author(s): M Kuhn Article Affiliation: Art thérapie de l'Université du Luxembourg. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Abstract: Elderly persons are often depressive; thus they are in loss of desire and motivation. They don't take care anymore of themselves and seem disembodied. It is exactly on this loss of desire that arts therapies have an impact. This involvement of the body facilitates the awareness of one's often unexploited capacities but also allows the emergence of pleasure and finally desire. Arts therapies are based on the conscience of here and now, with the perspective to become a creative being. It is the matter of helping people to recognize their own creativity that was underestimated by themselves up to here. These sessions allow the patients to go out of their room while bringing them a sensation of relaxation and well-being. They are proud to produce something by themselves and recover thus a certain self-esteem. And, through this activity, they are able to express what they feel. The statistical computations are made with the data of 10 elderly persons aged 77 to 95 years. We analyze the rating scales for self-expression through movement during 10 sessions. The subjects also filled in the Campbell's Index of Well-being in T1 and T2. Arts therapies improve in a significant way the cognitive functioning and the psychological well-being of elderly persons, as well as their quality of life. Article Published Date : Jan 01, 2010

Social partnered dance for people with serious and persistent mental illness: a pilot study.

Abstract Title: Social partnered dance for people with serious and persistent mental illness: a pilot study. Abstract Source: J Nerv Ment Dis. 2010 Jan;198(1):76-8. PMID: 20061874 Abstract Author(s): Madeleine E Hackney, Gammon M Earhart Article Affiliation: Program in Physical Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA. Abstract: Individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) often experience isolation and poor health, but normalized social opportunities aid recovery. This study aimed to determine social dance's feasibility and effects on mood, functional mobility, and balance confidence in 12 people with SMI. Participants danced once per week in 1-hour lessons for 10 weeks. Before and after lessons, participants were evaluated for gait velocity and with one-leg stance, Timed Up and Go, and 6-minute walk tests. Participants self-completed Beck Depression II and Beck Anxiety Inventories and the Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale. Posttesting included an exit questionnaire assessing participant experiences. Participants significantly improved on the Timed Up and Go, (p = 0.012, effect size = 0.68), and demonstrated nonsignificant improvements in anxiety, depression, and balance confidence (effect sizes of 0.41, 0.54, and 0.64, respectively). Participants reported enjoying classes, and interest to continue. Social dance is feasible and may benefit mobility for those with SMI. Article Published Date : Jan 01, 2010
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Cohesion and Joint Speech: Right Hemisphere Contributions to Synchronized Vocal Production.

Related Articles Cohesion and Joint Speech: Right Hemisphere Contributions to Synchronized Vocal Production. J Neurosci. 2016 Apr 27;36(17):4669-80 Authors: Jasmin KM, McGettigan C, Agnew ZK, Lavan N, Josephs O, Cummins F, Scott SK Abstract UNLABELLED: Synchronized behavior (chanting, singing, praying, dancing) is found in all human cultures and is central to religious, military, and political activities, which require people to act collaboratively and cohesively; however, we know little about the neural underpinnings of many kinds of synchronous behavior (e.g., vocal behavior) or its role in establishing and maintaining group cohesion. In the present study, we measured neural activity using fMRI while participants spoke simultaneously with another person. We manipulated whether the couple spoke the same sentence (allowing synchrony) or different sentences (preventing synchrony), and also whether the voice the participant heard was "live" (allowing rich reciprocal interaction) or prerecorded (with no such mutual influence). Synchronous speech was associated with increased activity in posterior and anterior auditory fields. When, and only when, participants spoke with a partner who was both synchronous and "live," we observed a lack of the suppression of auditory cortex, which is commonly seen as a neural correlate of speech production. Instead, auditory cortex responded as though it were processing another talker's speech. Our results suggest that detecting synchrony leads to a change in the perceptual consequences of one's own actions: they are processed as though they were other-, rather than self-produced. This may contribute to our understanding of synchronized behavior as a group-bonding tool. SIGNIFICANCE STATEMENT: Synchronized human behavior, such as chanting, dancing, and singing, are cultural universals with functional significance: these activities increase group cohesion and cause participants to like each other and behave more prosocially toward each other. Here we use fMRI brain imaging to investigate the neural basis of one common form of cohesive synchronized behavior: joint speaking (e.g., the synchronous speech seen in chants, prayers, pledges). Results showed that joint speech recruits additional right hemisphere regions outside the classic speech production network. Additionally, we found that a neural marker of self-produced speech, suppression of sensory cortices, did not occur during joint synchronized speech, suggesting that joint synchronized behavior may alter self-other distinctions in sensory processing. PMID: 27122026 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]