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Argentine tango in Parkinson disease – a systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Neurology, November 2015
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Title
Argentine tango in Parkinson disease – a systematic review and meta-analysis
Published in
BMC Neurology, November 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12883-015-0484-0
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Authors

Désirée Lötzke, Thomas Ostermann, Arndt Büssing

Abstract

Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease with increasing motor and non-motor symptoms in advanced stages. In addition to conventional exercise therapy and drug treatment, Argentine Tango (AT) is discussed as an appropriate intervention for patients to improve physical functioning and health-related quality of life. This review aimed to summarize the current research results on the effectiveness of AT for individuals with PD. The global literature search with the search terms "(Parkinson OR Parkinson's disease) AND tango" was conducted in PubMED, AMED, CAMbase, and Google Scholar for publications in English and German. There were no limitations on the study design, year of publication, stage of disease, considered outcome or the age of participants. Thirteen studies met the inclusion criteria. These included 9 randomized-controlled trials, one non-randomized trial, two case studies and one uncontrolled pre-post study. Our meta-analysis revealed significant overall effects in favor of tango for motor severity measured with the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale 3 (ES = -0.62, 95 % CI [-.1.04, -0.21]), balance as measured with the Mini-BESTest (ES = 0.96 [0.60, 1.31]) or Berg Balance Scale (ES = 0.45 [0.01, 0.90]), and gait with the Timed Up and Go Test (ES = -.46 [-0.72, -0.20]). However, gait as measured with a 6-Minute Walk Test did not demonstrate statistical significance (ES = 0.36 [-0.06, 0.77]). For freezing of gait, no significant effects were observed in favor of AT (ES = 0.16 [-.62, 0.31]). Further, our systematic review revealed a tendency for positive effects on fatigue, activity participation and Parkinson-associated quality of life. A limitation of the studies is the small number of participants in each study (maximum 75). Moreover, most studies are from the same research groups, and only a few are from other researchers. Future studies should enroll more individuals and should also focus on long-term effects. In addition, future research should address more closely the effects of AT on personal relationships, the individual social network as well as on aspects of quality of life.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 2 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 208 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 42 20%
Student > Bachelor 40 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 23 11%
Researcher 20 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 8%
Other 45 21%
Unknown 26 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 49 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 40 19%
Neuroscience 27 13%
Psychology 22 10%
Sports and Recreations 8 4%
Other 32 15%
Unknown 34 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 31. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 April 2020.
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