Dance and movement therapy: a mixed-methods systematic review

Marta Zande, Sanita Šuriņa

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Abstract

Changes caused by aging manifest themselves in physical, cognitive, emotional and social areas. Dance and movement therapy ensures that it is possible to work with a client in all four areas –promote physical activity, stimulatecognitive functions,activateemotional component andencouragesocialinteractions. The aim of this research was to create a mixed methods systematic review on dance and movement therapy (DMT) for seniors, to assess the methodological quality of included studies, analyse structural and content indicators of applied DMT interventions, their effect and experience of seniors gained during dance and movement therapy sessions. Findings suggestthat the methodological quality of studies varies from high to low. Data acquired by meta-analysis indicates a statistically significant reduction of depression scores for research (DMT)group in comparison to control group (95% CI: -3.74 to -2.52, total effect Z = 10.05 (P < 0.00001)). Qualitative data shows changes in all four areas as well as provides dance and movement therapists with a framework for different client groups such as individualswith depression, Parkinson’s disease, etc. Further research onseniors’ experiences is needed
Translated title of the contributionDance and movement therapy: a mixed-methods systematic review
Original languageLatvian
Pages (from-to)215-225
JournalSociety. Integration. Education=Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2020
EventSociety. Integration. Education: Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība - Rēzekne, Latvia
Duration: 22 May 202023 May 2020
http://journals.rta.lv/index.php/SIE/issue/viewIssue/141/534

Keywords

  • dance movement therapy, seniors, mixed methods systematic revie

Field of Science

  • 5.1 Psychology

Publication Type

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code

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