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Title: An Evaluation of the Effects of Tango Dance on People with Depression and Comorbid Symptoms
Contributor(s): Pinniger, Rosa (author); Thorsteinsson, Einar  (supervisor)orcid ; Brown, Rhonda  (supervisor); McKinley, Patricia (supervisor)
Conferred Date: 2013
Copyright Date: 2012
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Objective: The purpose of this project was to investigate tango dance as a possible therapy for depression and comorbid symptoms (e.g., anxiety, insomnia) in two populations, people with self-referred depression and seniors with age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). Results from four randomised control trials (RCTs) are reported and used to evaluate the effectiveness, safety, acceptability and tango compliance. The intensity and frequency of the sessions was varied across the trials. Method: The outcome measures included three or more of the following: depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia and fatigue, mindfulness, self-efficacy, satisfaction with life and self-esteem. These measures were assessed in each trial at pre-, post- intervention, and in addition, at 1-month follow-up for Trial 2 and Trial 3.
Publication Type: Thesis Doctoral
Field of Research Codes: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Rights Statement: Copyright 2012 - Rosa Pinniger
HERDC Category Description: T2 Thesis - Doctorate by Research
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