Source: Maturitas, 2017, Vol 102 p. 1-5
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Date of publication: August 2017
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Dance is a popular form of physical activity among older people which may improve various health outcomes in this population such as balance, gait and muscle performance. This study conducted a systematic review considering all RCTs investigating if dance can reduce falls and improve fear of falling in older adults. In two out of three RCTs, dancing improved this. However, there is a paucity of studies on dancing and falls, so the evidence is preliminary and equivocal.
Length of publication: 5 pages
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