Impact of dance on activity tolerance, balance and mood in patients with multiple sclerosis

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of a structured dance class in outcomes of disability in the multiple sclerosis patient population. The study lasts (dance classes) 12 weeks, and you will be evaluated again at 18 weeks. After your active participation is over, you may be contacted after up to 6 months for further data collection.

Procedures 

  • You would be enrolled in a 12-week program of dance classes, with 2 classes each week.
  • You would be required to attend these classes.
  • You will be examined by the doctors and physical therapist before the classes begin and again in the middle of the program and after the program.
  • You will also be asked to answer questionnaires about your health.

For additional questions about study procedures and eligibility, please contact Victoria Hope:

Age

18 to 65

Gender

Male
Female

Can be done from home

No

Keywords

Neurology, Multiple sclerosis - resources, Multiple sclerosis

Principal Investigator

Tirisham Gyang, MD

Department

Neurology

Contact Information

Victoria.Hope@neurology.ufl.edu

352-733-2436


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