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“I Hear the Music and My Spirits Lift!” Pleasure and Ballroom Dancing for Community-Dwelling Older Adults. (2022)
Journal Article
Chipperfield, S., & Bissell, P. (2022). “I Hear the Music and My Spirits Lift!” Pleasure and Ballroom Dancing for Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2021-0332

Physical activity for older adults is recommended to encourage the maintenance of functional autonomy and improve mental health. Ballroom dancing involves aerobic, strength and balance work and is an inherently social activity. This 12-month qualitat... Read More about “I Hear the Music and My Spirits Lift!” Pleasure and Ballroom Dancing for Community-Dwelling Older Adults..

Physiotherapists’ views on their role in self-management approaches: A qualitative systematic review (2021)
Journal Article
Killingback, C., Thompson, M., Chipperfield, S., Clark, C., & Williams, J. (in press). Physiotherapists’ views on their role in self-management approaches: A qualitative systematic review. Physiotherapy theory and practice, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/09593985.2021.1911011

Background: Self-management has been an increasingly important aspect of helping people manage their long-term conditions. The aim of this qualitative review was to synthesize the views of physiotherapists concerning their delivery of a self-manageme... Read More about Physiotherapists’ views on their role in self-management approaches: A qualitative systematic review.

Transitions from healthcare to self-care: a qualitative study of falls service practitioners' views on self-management (2020)
Journal Article
Killingback, C., Thompson, M. A., Chipperfield, S., Clark, C., & Williams, J. (2022). Transitions from healthcare to self-care: a qualitative study of falls service practitioners' views on self-management. Disability and Rehabilitation, 44(12), 2683-2690. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2020.1849423

Purpose The aim of this study was to understand the views of falls service practitioners regarding: their role in supporting self-management of falls prevention; and a transition pathway from National Health Service (NHS) exercise-based falls interv... Read More about Transitions from healthcare to self-care: a qualitative study of falls service practitioners' views on self-management.

Ballroom Dancing for Community-dwelling Older Adults: A 12-month Study of the Effect on Well-being, Balance and Falls Risk (2020)
Journal Article
Chipperfield, S. R., & Stephenson, J. (2022). Ballroom Dancing for Community-dwelling Older Adults: A 12-month Study of the Effect on Well-being, Balance and Falls Risk. Activities, Adaptation and Aging, 46(2), 124-140. https://doi.org/10.1080/01924788.2020.1797437

Physical activities that involve muscle strengthening, balance and coordination skills such as ballroom dancing are encouraged for older adults to assist with the maintenance of functional autonomy and prevention of falls. Twenty-three community-dwel... Read More about Ballroom Dancing for Community-dwelling Older Adults: A 12-month Study of the Effect on Well-being, Balance and Falls Risk.