Release of manuals and findings: therapeutic dance interventions for breast cancer

Dancing with Health is multi-site pilot study that aimed to evaluate a sixteen week dance programme for women in recovery from breast cancer across five European countries. Edge Hill University led the UK pilot which was delivered over 2019-2020.

The study has now released two manuals on it’s website www.dancing-health.eu, which cover the rationale, design, delivery protocols and findings of the programme. The website also has training videos for practitioners who are interested in delivering the sessions themselves. This study will be of interest to dance and dance movement therapy practitioners as well as health professionals interested in the physical and psychological aspects of breast cancer recovery.

A publication is currently underway, which will further explore the statistical findings from the primary outcome data in relation to anthropometric and fitness measures next to cancer related quality of life.

This project was funded by the Erasmus+Sport programme of the European Union

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