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Mix-and-Match or Mismatch? Exploring the Perspectives of Older Adults About Zumba Dance and Its Potential Utilization for Dual-Task Training.

Authors
  • Parial, Laurence Lloyd1, 2
  • Lam, Simon Ching1
  • Sumile, Earl Francis3
  • Leung, Angela Yee Man1, 4
  • 1 Centre for Gerontological Nursing, School of Nursing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, Kowloon,China. , (China)
  • 2 College of Nursing, University of Santo Tomas, Manila,Philippines. , (Philippines)
  • 3 College of Nursing, University of the Philippines-Manila, Manila, Metro Manila,Philippines. , (Philippines)
  • 4 World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Community Health Services, School of Nursing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, Kowloon,China. , (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of aging and physical activity
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2022
Volume
30
Issue
5
Pages
893–905
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1123/japa.2021-0293
PMID: 35196649
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Despite the popularity of Zumba dancing, research is scarce about its impact on older adults. Meanwhile, the integration of cognitive tasks with physical exercises, also known as dual tasking, is an evolving strategy to facilitate activities for older adults. This study investigated the perceptions of persons aged ≥55 years on Zumba and its potential to be incorporated into a dual-task program. We conducted a descriptive-qualitative study involving 44 Filipino older adults. Using content analysis, four themes were identified: moving toward match or mismatch, balancing benefits with burdens, dual tasking as innovative yet potentially challenging, and overcoming barriers with enablers. Although Zumba was perceived as an inclusive and beneficial activity, individual and contextual limitations could hinder its suitability. Moreover, dual tasking in Zumba was considered an innovative approach, although challenges should be addressed to promote its feasibility. Several strategies could enable the design and implementation of age-appropriate Zumba and dual-tasking programs for older adults.

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