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Argentine tango dance compared to mindfulness meditation and waiting list control: A randomised trial for treating depression

Pinniger, Rosa; Brown, Rhonda; Thorsteinsson, Einar; McKinley, Patricia


Objectives: To determine whether tango dancing is as effective as mindfulness meditation in reducing symptoms of psychological stress, anxiety and depression, and in promoting well-being. Design: This study employed analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) and multiple regression analysis. Participants: Ninety-seven people with self-declared depression were randomised into tango dance or mindfulness meditation classes, or to control/waiting-list. Setting: classes were conducted in a venue suitable for...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.ctim.2012.07.003


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