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Effects of senior dance on risk factors for falls in older adults: a randomised controlled clinical trial

Grant number: 15/07704-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2015
Effective date (End): January 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal researcher:Carlos Marcelo Pastre
Grantee:Marcia Rodrigues Franco Zambelli
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The efficacy of exercise programs to prevent falls among older people is well documented in the literature. However, older people's adherence to these exercise programs has been reported to be suboptimal, varying between 21% and 74%. In addition, about 45% of people aged over 60 years do not meet the minimum recommended level of physical activity. In this context, dance is a promising alternative to traditional exercise programs, as it can positively influence important risk factors for falls, such as sedentary lifestyle, balance impairments and muscle weakness. Nevertheless, a recent systematic review conducted in this area show that the lack of randomized clinical trials as well as the low methodological quality of existing studies do not allow to reach definitive conclusions on the real effects of dance on risk factors for falls. A type of dance that is becoming popular among the older population in Brazil is the Senior Dance. Senior Dance classes consist of different choreographies, which include rhythmic and simple movements with rhythmic folk songs. The concentration required to learn the choreographies challenges balance, motor coordination and cognitive function. Thus the present study is a randomized clinical trial aiming to investigate the Senior Dance effect on balance, mobility and cognitive function, compared with a control group, among older people living in the community. A total of 82 subjects will be randomly allocated into two groups. The intervention group will participate in a 12-week, twice-weekly group-based program of Senior Dance, while the control will be encouraged to maintain their current routine activities. Outcomes measures (balance, mobility and cognitive function) will be evaluated before and after the intervention by an assessor blinded to group allocation. The results of this study will assist health practitioners when prescribing intervention for the older population.

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Scientific publications (14)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
FRANCO, MARCIA R.; SHERRINGTON, CATHERINE; TIEDEMANN, ANNE; PEREIRA, LEANI S.; PERRACINI, MONICA R.; FARIA, CLAUDIA R. S.; PINTO, RAFAEL Z.; PASTRE, CARLOS M.. Effectiveness of Senior Dance on risk factors for falls in older adults (DanSE): a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ OPEN, v. 6, n. 12, . (15/07704-9)
OLIVEIRA, CRYSTIAN B.; FRANCO, MARCIA R.; MAHER, CHRIS G.; FERREIRA, PAULO H.; MORELHAO, PRISCILA K.; DAMATO, TATIANA M.; GOBBI, CYNTHIA; PINTO, RAFAEL Z.. Physical Activity-Based Interventions Using Electronic Feedback May Be Ineffective in Reducing Pain and Disability in Patients With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis. ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, v. 99, n. 9, p. 1900-1912, . (15/07704-9, 16/03826-5, 14/14077-8)
FRANCO, MARCIA R.; MORELHAO, PRISCILLA K.; DE CARVALHO, AUGUSTO; PINTO, RAFAEL Z.. Aquatic Exercise for the Treatment of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis. PHYSICAL THERAPY, v. 97, n. 7, p. 693-697, . (15/07704-9)
DEMARCHI, SAMANTHA J.; OLIVEIRA, CRYSTIAN B.; FRANCO, MARCIA R.; MORELHAO, PRISCILA K.; HISAMATSU, THALYSI M.; SILVA, FERNANDA G.; DAMATO, TATIANA M.; PINTO, RAFAEL Z.. Association of perceived physical overload at work with pain and disability in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain: a 6-month longitudinal study. EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, v. 28, n. 7, p. 1586-1593, . (16/03826-5, 16/04113-2, 15/07704-9)
CARVALHO, FLAVIA A.; MORELHAO, PRISCILA K.; FRANCO, MARCIA R.; MAHER, CHRIS G.; SMEETS, ROB J. E. M.; OLIVEIRA, CRYSTIAN B.; FREITAS JUNIOR, ISMAEL F.; PINTO, RAFAEL Z.. Reliability and validity of two multidimensional self-reported physical activity questionnaires in people with chronic low back pain. MUSCULOSKELETAL SCIENCE AND PRACTICE, v. 27, p. 65-70, . (15/07704-9, 15/17093-7, 15/02744-2, 14/14077-8)
UZELOTO, JULIANA SOUZA; MOSELEY, ANNE M.; ELKINS, MARK R.; FRANCO, MARCIA RODRIGUES; PINTO, RAFAEL ZAMBELLI; COELHO FIGUEIRA FREIRE, ANA PAULA; CIPULO RAMOS, ERCY MARA. The quality of clinical practice guidelines for chronic respiratory diseases and the reliability of the AGREE II: an observational study. PHYSIOTHERAPY, v. 103, n. 4, p. 439-445, . (15/07704-9, 15/13353-4)
FRANCO, MARCIA RODRIGUES; PINTO, RAFAEL ZAMBELLI; DELBAERE, KIM; ETO, BIANCA YUMIE; FARIA, MAIRA SGOBBI; AOYAGI, GIOVANA AYUMI; STEFFENS, DANIEL; PASTRE, CARLOS MARCELO. Cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties testing of the Iconographical Falls Efficacy Scale (Icon-FES). BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, v. 22, n. 4, p. 291-303, . (16/15697-5, 15/23884-7, 17/15539-3, 15/07704-9)
OLIVEIRA, CRYSTIAN B.; NEGRAO FILHO, RUBEN F.; FRANCO, MARCIA R.; MORELHAO, PRISCILA K.; ARAUJO, AMANDA C.; PINTO, RAFAEL Z.. Psychometric Properties of the Deep Muscle Contraction Scale for Assessment of the Drawing-in Maneuver in Patients With Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC & SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY, v. 47, n. 6, p. 432-441, . (15/07704-9, 16/03826-5)
FRANCO, MARCIA R.; SHERRINGTON, CATHERINE; TIEDEMANN, ANNE; PEREIRA, LEANI S.; PERRACINI, MONICA R.; FARIA, CLAUDIA S. G.; NEGRAO-FILHO, RUBEN F.; PINTO, RAFAEL Z.; PASTRE, CARLOS M.. Effect of Senior Dance (DanSE) on Fall Risk Factors in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PHYSICAL THERAPY, v. 100, n. 4, p. 600-608, . (15/07704-9)
OLIVEIRA, CRYSTIAN BITENCOURT; FRANCO, MARCIA RODRIGUES; DEMARCHI, SAMANTHA JANAINA; SMEETS, ROB JOHANNES E. M.; HUIJNEN, IVAN P. J.; MORELHAO, PRISCILA KALIL; HISAMATSU, THALYSI MAYUMI; PINTO, RAFAEL ZAMBELLI. Psychometric Properties of the Photograph Series of Daily Activities-Short Electronic Version (PHODA-SeV) in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC & SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY, v. 48, n. 9, p. 719-727, . (16/04113-2, 16/03826-5, 15/07704-9)
CARVALHO, FLAVIA A.; MAHER, CHRIS G.; FRANCO, MARCIA R.; MORELHAO, PRISCILA K.; OLIVEIRA, CRYSTIAN B.; SILVA, FERNANDA G.; PINTO, RAFAEL Z.. Fear of Movement Is Not Associated With Objective and Subjective Physical Activity Levels in Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain. ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, v. 98, n. 1, p. 96-104, . (15/17093-7, 15/07704-9, 15/02744-2, 14/14077-8)
OLIVEIRA, CRYSTIAN B.; FRANCO, MARCIA R.; MAHER, CHRISTOPHER G.; LIN, CHUNG-WEI CHRISTINE; MORELHAO, PRISCILA K.; ARAUJO, AMANDA C.; NEGRAO FILHO, RUBEN F.; PINTO, RAFAEL Z.. Physical Activity Interventions for Increasing Objectively Measured Physical Activity Levels in Patients With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Systematic Review. ARTHRITIS CARE & RESEARCH, v. 68, n. 12, p. 1832-1842, . (15/07704-9, 15/02744-2, 14/14077-8)

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