Effects of Dance on Reaction Time in Experienced Older Adults
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04680364|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 23, 2020
Last Update Posted : December 24, 2020
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Aging||Other: partnered dance||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||24 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Effects of Ballroom Dance on Physical Fitness and Reaction Time in Experienced Older Adults|
|Actual Study Start Date :||November 1, 2018|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 30, 2019|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 15, 2019|
to analyze the effects of 6-month ballroom dance (3 times/wk) on physical fitness and reaction time in twenty-four experienced older adults
Other: partnered dance
Dance classes consisted of different choreographies, which include rhythmic and simple movements typically of ballroom/standard dances (Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz).
- Change From Baseline in Reaction time at 6 Months [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months and 10 months ]reaction time was assessed with the subject seating with the arm resting on a table in a comfortable position and then catches the apparatus as quickly as possible after it begins to fall. The fall distance was measured and it was converted into a reaction time (in milliseconds) using the formula for a body falling under the influence of gravity (d 5 1⁄2gt2), where d is distance, g is acceleration due to gravity, and t is time.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04680364
|Dance School "Free Dance"|
|Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy, 88100|