Dance as treatment therapy in breast cancer patients – a systematic review

Palavras-chave: Breast Cancer, Dancing, Therapeutics

Resumo

This systematic review aimed to identify and analyse articles which investigated the influence of dance as adjuvant therapy in breast cancer. The selected databases were PsycInfo, PubMed, The Cochrane Library, ScienceDirect and the Virtual Health Library (VHL). The following descriptors were considered for the selection of articles: [dance therapy] OR [movement therapy] OR [complementary therapies] AND [breast cancer] OR [cancer neoplasms] OR [breast tumor] OR [breast carcinoma] present in the titles or abstracts of the articles. The quality of the data was evaluated by means of the methodological criteria proposed by Downs and Black. Eleven articles were found. The approach followed in methodologies were dance therapy movement, Greek dance, Sacred dance, ballroom dance, classical ballet and jazz. Favorable results were found for self-image, femininity, mood, self-esteem, physical well-being, perceived stress, pain, consciousness, depression, couples trust, anxiety and fear. It was observed better range of motion and strength in upper limp, and also improvement in functional capacity. The authors pointed dance as an effective alternative adjuvant treatment in breast cancer. Dance promotes psychological benefits in women in breast cancer, as well as improvements in upper limbs. Future studies are recommended with best scientific evidence, in order to investigate interventions with dance during other treatment and disease stage and with other forms of dance.

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Biografia do Autor

Leonessa Boing, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina
Mestra em Ciências do Movimento Humano do Centro de Ciências da Saúde e do Esporte da Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (CEFID/UDESC).
Aline Dandara Rafael, Universidade Federal do Paraná
Programa de Residência Multiprofissional da Universidade Federal do Paraná.
Helena de Oliveira Braga, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina
Mestranda do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Fisioterapia do Centro de Ciências da Saúde e do Esporte da Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (CEFID/UDESC).
Alan de Jesus Pires de Moraes, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina.
Doutorando do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências do Movimento Humano do Centro de Ciências da Saúde e do Esporte da Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (CEFID/UDESC).
Fabiana Flores Sperandio, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina
Professora Doutora do Departamento de Fisioterapia e do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Fisioterapia do Movimento Humano do Centro de Ciências da Saúde e do Esporte da Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (CEFID/UDESC).
Adriana Coutinho de Azevedo Guimarães, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina
Professora Doutora do Departamento de Educação Física e do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências do Movimento Humano do Centro de Ciências da Saúde e do Esporte da Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (CEFID/UDESC).
Publicado
01-07-2017
Seção
Artigos de Revisão