Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorColwell, Cynthia M
dc.contributor.authorChen, Yu-Ling
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-05T02:26:09Z
dc.date.available2016-10-05T02:26:09Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-31
dc.date.submitted2016
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:14708
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/21606
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and limited efficacy of Group Musical Dual-Task Training (G-MDTT) for community-dwelling older adults who had concerns about falls. G-MDTT asked the participants to practice performing two music-related tasks at the same time and was designed to reduce fall risk factors including impairment of executive function, dual-task cost, and balance, and concerns about falls. Six participants with a mean age of 79 volunteered for the study. They were requested to attend a 40-minute group session, two times a week, across one month, for a total of eight sessions. Overall results support the feasibility of G-MDTT to community-dwelling older adults who have concerns about falls and revealed the potential of G-MDTT to reduce the dual-task cost on walking speed in task-specific trained tasks such as “Subtraction 3” task and “Auditory Stroop” task, with some modifications. Recommendations for modifications were discussed and included in the G-MDTT Intervention Manual for clinical application.
dc.format.extent173 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsCopyright held by the author.
dc.subjectAging
dc.subjectMusic
dc.subjectconcerns about falls
dc.subjectmusical dual-task
dc.subjectmusic therapy
dc.titleExploring the feasibility of group musical dual-task training in community-dwelling older adults who have concerns about falls
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberHenson-Abromeit, Deanna
dc.contributor.cmtememberJohnson, Christopher M
dc.contributor.cmtememberEkerdt, David J
dc.contributor.cmtememberChrysikou, Evangelia G
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineMusic Education & Music Therapy
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPh.D.
dc.identifier.orcid
dc.provenance04/04/2017: The ETD release form is attached to this record as a license file.
dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccess


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record