A critical appraisal of "A critical appraisal of "Effect of Senior Dance (DanSE) on Fall Risk Factors in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial."




Irby, Krystyn

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This critical appraisal article presented a study that hypothesized the effect of dance therapy on fall risk among geriatric community-dwelling individuals. It includes a brief introduction providing background information, highlighting the study's importance, and stating the clinical question. The article then details the methods used to find and relate the study to the clinical questions presented. The appraisal evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of each section, including the introduction, methods, results, and discussion, to assess the article's credibility. The discussion covers the clinical significance and relevance of the study, offering an opinion on whether this article is credible for the application of the intervention. In conclusion, the article suggests that dance therapy can be a fun and effective alternative for balance training in the older population.