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La danse, une thérapie pour la personne âgée. Revue de la littérature

Dance therapy for elderly. Literature review

Résumé

Chez les personnes âgées, les limites des traitements pharmacologiques et leurs effets indésirables potentiels ont favorisé l’émergence de la danse comme alternative thérapeutique. Nous proposons une revue systématique de la littérature sur l’effet de la danse sur la santé des personnes âgées. Nous avons extrait 48 articles publiés entre 2003 et 2014 dans les bases de recherche Pubmed et Cochrane. Vingt-quatre études randomisées, 14 revues de la littérature et une méta-analyse ont été identifiées. Les données scientifiques sont limitées. Toutefois, un effet positif est rapporté sur la santé physique, cognitive et psychosociale des personnes âgées mais le degré de preuve reste faible; l’intérêt thérapeutique devra être étayé par de nouvelles données issues d’études contrôlées randomisées.

Abstract

In the elderly, the limitations of pharmacological treatments and potential side effects have encouraged the emergence of dance as a therapeutic alternative. We propose a systematic review of the literature on the effect of dancing on the health of older people. We extracted 48 articles published between 2003 and 2014 in the PubMed and Cochrane research bases. 24 randomized studies, 14 literature reviews and meta-analysis were identified. The proof of concept is limited. However, a positive effect is reported on physical, cognitive and psychosocial health of the elderly but the standard of proof remains low. The therapeutic benefit should be supported by new data from randomized controlled trials.

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Lelièvre, A., Tuchowski, F. & Rolland, Y. La danse, une thérapie pour la personne âgée. Revue de la littérature. cah. année gerontol. 7, 177–187 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12612-015-0471-5

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Mots clés

  • Danse et personne âgée
  • Danse thérapie et démence
  • Danse de salon
  • Danse du ventre

Keywords

  • Dance and elderly
  • Dance therapy and dementia
  • Ballroom dance
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