Project Title: Moving to Breathe, Breathing to Move: A study on the benefits of choral singing and dance for people with neuromuscular conditions.
Sponsors: Muscular Dystrophy Canada, MITACS
Principal Investigator: Danielle Peers, PhD (Assistant Professor), firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Investigators: Janice Richman-Eisenstat, MD (Clinical Associate Professor) Kelvin Jones, PhD (Associate Professor)
Hernish Acharya, MD (Associate Clinical Professor)
Research Assistants & Instructors:
Lindsay Eales (Certified Occupational Therapist, Doctoral Candidate, Integrated Dance Specialist)
Kelsie Acton (Doctoral Candidate, Integrated Dance Specialist)
Aidan Toth (Master's student in rehabilitation sciences)
Susan Farrell (Choir instructor, Artistic Director Braille Tones)
Purpose: A research project studying the benefits of singing and dancing programs on breathing, quality of life, and quality of leisure for people with neuromuscular conditions.
Background: Taking part in group activities like singing and dancing helps people to express their creative side as well as having many physical and mental health benefits. These opportunities are not often made for people with neuromuscular conditions. We do not know the potential benefits to breathing and quality of life that might come from taking part in these kinds of programs.
Participants: People with neuromuscular conditions, who are at least 14 years old. You may bring someone not in the study to sing or dance with you. If you are interested in joining, you can download the information letter, with all of the information on what to expect here, or you can contact Danielle Peers directly.
When: 16 weeks between March and June, 2018.
-Session A: Fridays 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (starting March 9th)
-Session B: Thursdays 5:30pm to 7:30pm (starting March 8th)
*session B will be added pending numbers and scheduling needs of participants
Where: Capital Care Norwood
10410 111 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 3A2
in the Auditorium (just inside front doors to left)