Loss of balance and diminished gait are major fall risk factors in older persons. Literature suggests that physical activity based on dance may improve balance and gait. The aim of this pilot study was to determine whether dance-based therapy affects the balance/gait of community-based frail seniors. The Roy Adaptation Model and Environmental Press Theory were used as joint frameworks.
Krampe, J., Rantz, M.J., Dowell, L., Schamp, R., Skubic, M., Abbott, C. (2010). Dance-based therapy in a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly: an integrative approach to decrease fall risk. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 34(2), 156-161.View the PDF