Effects of Dance and of Tai Chi on Functional Mobility, Balance, and Agility in Parkinson Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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Abstract

Introduction:

Parkinson disease has symptoms that can be reduced by integrative therapy.

Objective:

To verify the integrative therapy effects with motion mobility, balance, and agility in people with Parkinson disease.

Methods:

A systematic review with meta-analysis was performed for randomized, nonrandomized, and semirandomized controlled trials.

Results:

A total of 122 studies were found, with 9 being selected, for people with Parkinson disease. The intervention varied from 2 weeks to 12 months, with dance and Tai Chi.

Conclusion:

The dance and Tai Chi brought no significant differences in balance and agility. Tai Chi improved mobility compared with other therapies.

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