Project Title: Moving to Breathe, Breathing to Move: A study on the benefits of choral singing and dance for people with neuromuscular conditions.
Sponsor: Muscular Dystrophy Canada
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)
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.
Participants: People with neuromuscular conditions, who are at least 14 years old. 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 January and June, 2018. Exact dates and times tba (stay tuned!)
Where: Locations to be announced soon!
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.