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An exploration of people living with Parkinson's experience of cardio-drumming: Parkinson's Beats: a qualitative phenomenological study.

Irons, J. Yoon; Williams, Alison; Holland, Jo; Jones, Julie

Authors

J. Yoon Irons

Alison Williams

Jo Holland



Abstract

Research has shown that physical activity has a range of benefits for people living with Parkinson's (PLwP), improving muscle strength, balance, flexibility, and walking, as well as non-motor symptoms such as mood. Parkinson's Beats is a form of cardio-drumming, specifically adapted for PLwP, and requires no previous experience nor skills. Nineteen PLwP (aged between 55 and 80) took part in the regular Parkinson's Beats sessions in-person or online. Focus group discussions took place after twelve weeks to understand the impacts of Parkinson's Beats. Through the framework analysis, six themes and fifteen subthemes were generated. Participants reported a range of benefits of cardio-drumming, including improved fitness and movement, positive mood, the flow experience, and enhanced social wellbeing. A few barriers to participation were also reported. Future research is justified, and best practice guidelines are needed to inform healthcare professionals, PLwP and their care givers.

Citation

IRONS, J.Y., WILLIAMS, A., HOLLAND, J. and JONES, J. 2024. An exploration of people living with Parkinson's experience of cardio-drumming: Parkinson's Beats: a qualitative phenomenological study. International journal of environmental research and public health [online], 21(4), article number 514. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph21040514

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 17, 2024
Online Publication Date Apr 22, 2024
Publication Date Apr 30, 2024
Deposit Date Apr 23, 2024
Publicly Available Date Apr 23, 2024
Journal International journal of environmental research and public health
Print ISSN 1661-7827
Electronic ISSN 1660-4601
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
Issue 4
Article Number 514
DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph21040514
Keywords Parkinson's disease; Drumming; Exercise therapy; Physical activity; Ageing
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/2307658

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