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Journal of Physical Activity Research. 2019, 4(1), 67-72
DOI: 10.12691/jpar-4-1-9
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A Pilot Design for a Modified Tap Dance Program for Ankle Function Improvement and Fall Prevention

Qianwen Wang1 and Yanan Zhao1,

1Physical Education, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China

Pub. Date: April 20, 2019

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Qianwen Wang and Yanan Zhao. A Pilot Design for a Modified Tap Dance Program for Ankle Function Improvement and Fall Prevention. Journal of Physical Activity Research. 2019; 4(1):67-72. doi: 10.12691/jpar-4-1-9


This study was to record a preliminary design for a 12-week modified tap dance program (MTD) for ankle function improvement among older adults. Four steps were included in the formation of this program, including 1) Training principles, 2) Selecting and modifying elements, 3) Identifying ankle function and ankle function-related fitness, 4) Adjusting based on experts and end-users’ evaluations. This design will be implemented as a targeted exercise into a randomized controlled trial (RCT) clinical study to evaluate its efficiency and feasibility among older community-dwellers.

ankle function falls modified tap dance balance aging

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