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Does dance-based therapy increase gait speed in older adults
with chronic lower extremity pain: A feasibility study
Jean Krampe, PhD, RN, CPHQ a,*, Joanne M. Wagner, PT, PhD b
Kelly Hawthorne, PT, DPT, GCS b
, Deborah Sanazaro, MSN, RN, GNP-BC a
Choochart Wong-Anuchit, MNS, RN, PhD(c) a
, Chakra Budhathoki, PhD a
Rebecca A. Lorenz, PhD, RN a
, Soren Raaf, BSN, RN a
a School of Nursing, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO 63104, USA
bDoisy College of Health Sciences, Saint Louis University, USA
Received 11 July 2013
Received in revised form
27 March 2014
Accepted 31 March 2014
Available online 02 May 2014
Chronic lower extremity pain
A decreased gait speed in older adults can lead to dependency when the individuals are no longer able to
participate in activities or do things for themselves. Thirty-seven senior apartment residents (31 females;
Mean age Â¼ 80.6 years; SD Â¼ 8.9) with lower extremity pain/stiffness participated in a feasibility and
preliminary efficacy study of 12 weeks (24 sessions). Healthy-Steps dance therapy compared to a wait-list
control group. Small improvements in gait speed ([ES] Â¼ 0.33) were noted for participants completing
19e24 dance sessions. Improvements in gait speed measured by a 10 Meter Walk Test (0.0517 m/s)
exceeded 0.05 m/s, a value deemed to be meaningful in community dwelling older adults. These feasibility
study findings support the need for additional research using dance-based therapy for older adults with
lower extremity pain.
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A decreased gait speed in older adults can lead to dependency
when the individuals are no longer able to participate in activities
or do things for themselves.1 Treatment of lower extremity pain
focuses on diagnosing the cause and surgical or non-surgical
interventions, as appropriate, to relieve symptoms and improve
Referred to as the â€œsixth vital sign,â€
2 gait speed can predict
adverse outcomes for older adults including hospitalization,
requirement for a caregiver, and accidental falls.3 Gait speed below
0.6 m/s is considered a â€œred flagâ€ for decreased mobility in older
adults and classifies the person as â€œhouseholdâ€ walker.2 This can
impact an older adultâ€™s independence with activities of daily living
(ADLs), thus the older adult is more likely to be hospitalized, need
interventions to reduce the risk of falls, and is more likely to be
discharged to a skilled nursing facility. Gait speeds between 0.6 and
1.0 m/s are considered â€œyellow flags,â€ moving the older adult into
the category of â€œlimited community ambulation.â€ Gait speeds over
1.0 m/s are considered â€œgreen flagsâ€ and indicate independence
with ADLs; the older adult is less likely to be hospitalized and have
an adverse event and is more likely to be discharged to home.2
Typical gait speed in healthy adults is 1.3 m/s,4 the same gait
speed required to cross the street at an intersection at a stoplight in
the United States.4,5 Gait speed can be expected to be reduced due
to normal joint and muscle aging in older adults; comfortable gait
speed for an otherwise healthy 80e89 year old female is estimated
between 0.80 and 1.5 m/s.6e8 With an assistive device this
decreases to 0.63 m/s and without an assistive device this increases
to 0.91 m/s.7
There is accumulating evidence that physical exercise using
dance may have a therapeutic effect on gait speed. Many older
adults were engaged in dance as a social activity in the 1940â€™s and
1950â€™s. However, the use of dance as a therapy has been growing.
Lee, Tabourne, and Harris9 have recently reported that the universal,
primal nature of dance entrances participants to stay involved
in a therapeutic dance program. Dance can provide an outlet for
older adults to enjoy leisure and, at the same time, enhance their
physiological function. Dance-based therapy for older adults needs
to be gentle, slow, and include options to be performed standing
or sitting depending on fatigue or pain level, which can change
Integrating motor and cognitive components are key features of
programs using music and dance as therapy.10 Dance-based therapy
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is being integrated with conventional medical treatments for many
conditions.11,12 Dance is potentially non-invasive effective method
to improve gait speed with the possibility of high adherence due to
social engagement provided by group interaction.
Following use of dance-based therapy, there is evidence of
improved balance and strength10,11; among healthy older adults,
measurable increases in gait speed have been reported.10e13 However,
there is a gap in the literature regarding therapeutic dancebased
programs for older adults with decreased gait speed resulting
from lower extremity pain.
Healthy-Steps, also known as The Lebed Method (TLM) is a
medically-based dance-based therapy program, based on movements
that are used in physical and occupational therapy programs,
which is recommended for populations with physical difficulties.14
Using slow, rhythmic movements and low-impact, easy dance
movements, Healthy-Steps can be done sitting or standing. Led by a
trained and certified instructor, the Healthy-Steps method includes
movements choreographed to the participantsâ€™ generational music
choices and is suitable for older adults with chronic disorders.
Healthy-Steps has been used since 2000 internationally with
populations who have lower extremity physical limitations, but
has not been specifically tested with older adults who have lower
extremity pain or self-reported osteoarthritis.15e17
Prior research tested Healthy-Steps with community dwelling
older adults and noted small to medium effects in improving balance
and mobility.13,17 Results confirmed that older adults will 1)
initially consent to participate in dance therapy, 2) continue to
attend dance sessions, 3) express enjoyment during the dance
sessions, and 4) demonstrate increased activity during the dance
The purpose of this pilot study, however, was to focus specifically
on the feasibility and impact of Healthy-Steps with older adults
with known chronic lower extremity pain. The hypothesis was that
12 weeks (24 sessions) of dance-based therapy will increase gait
speed in older adults with self-reported lower extremity pain,
compared to no dance-based therapy sessions. Multiple measures
of gait speed were used to inform future research.
This study used a two-group pretest-posttest 12 week (24 sessions)
Healthy-Steps intervention with a wait-list control group.
The wait-list control group did not participate in the dance sessions
during the study but continued normal activity and had an
opportunity to participate in Healthy-Steps dance sessions after all
of the posttest data were collected.
For this study, a specialty team of certified Healthy-Steps
instructors (nurses, physical therapist, and music therapist)
created a customized Healthy-Steps protocol, based on HealthySteps
dance movements that could be safely performed by older
adults with self-reported lower extremity pain and/or stiffness.
Instructors conducted a 45-min session two times weekly for 12
weeks, for a total of 24 sessions. Each session began with a warm-up
and included routines that could be completed sitting or standing. A
chair was positioned behind each participant and reminders were
given throughout each session to use slow, rhythmic movements
and rest as needed. These safety measures, reminders and cues were
used to decrease the risk for falls and to directly address fear of
falling issues with participants. The Healthy-Steps dance protocol
intervention included movements to potentially increase gait speed
and reduce lower extremity pain when repeated multiple times
over a 12-week period. These included dance-based movements
to stretch lower extremities; shift weight from side to side;
strengthen feet, thighs, and hips; and develop flexibility of hips,
knees and thighs. The low-impact aerobic nature of the protocol
helped to increase respirations, thus giving muscles oxygen to
perform at full capacity.
The study was approved by an intuitional review board in a
university setting. Strategies for recruitment included placing an
announcement poster at the senior apartments, flyers distributed
by the apartment management, and 30-min demonstration and
information sessions by the principle investigator (PI) and HealthySteps
instructors. To support retention in the study, all participants
were compensated with a $10 Walgreenâ€™s gift card when pretest
measurements were completed and a $30 Walgreenâ€™s gift card
when posttests were completed.
Sample and screening
The PI or co-investigator contacted interested residents to
conduct a phone screening for eligibility or schedule a face-to-face
screening. Fifty-two older adults were interested in participating in
the study and were screened; 37 were recruited, consented and
enrolled, reaching 93% of the targeted goal when the study was
closed to enrollment. Participants were eligible to participate in the
study if they were: 1) adults 62 years and older; 2) able to read and
write English; 3) living in one of two identified senior apartments;
4) could answer â€œyesâ€ to the question: â€œIn the past year, were there
times when you had knee or hip pain or stiffness so it affected your
function?â€; 5) able to score <8 on the Short Blessed Test; 6) able to
ambulate independently, with or without an assistive device; 7)
available to attend the pretesteposttest and dance sessions (not
traveling, etc.); 8) having no physical problem limiting participation
in mild low impact, slow rhythmic movements during the
All participants completed baseline testing prior to group
assignment. The participants were randomized to either the dance
group plus continue normal exercise routine (walking, group
exercise to videos, group exercise with live leader) or the wait-list
control group, to continue normal exercise routine (walking,
group exercise to videos, group exercise with live leader) with an
opportunity to participate in dance-based therapy sessions after
the study was finished. Randomization was done by computergenerated
Descriptive information collected at baseline included age,
gender, race, marital status, education, living situation, employment
and volunteer status, income, chronic conditions (including
arthritis), and use of an assistive device. Participants reported the
presence of pain/stiffness (Yes/No) at baseline and postintervention
on the Functional Pain Scale (FPS),18 and recorded
what pain medications they were taking at baseline and postintervention.
Gait speed measurements were completed at baseline
and the week the intervention was completed using several
tests to determine the best measure to use in this population for a
future study. First, the 8-foot walk (faster of two trials) was
completed.19 Participants were instructed to walk across a room at
their usual gait speed. The Timed Up and Go (TUG) test was
collected as an additional measure of gait speed, also measuring
agility and dynamic balance.20 Participants were instructed to get
up from a chair, walk to an 8-foot targeted location, and return to sit
in the chair. The mean value of two trials was used.
A dance-based therapy subgroup (n Â¼ 8) and wait-list control
subgroup (n Â¼ 8) were randomly selected for additional pretestposttest
gait speed assessments using the GAITRite electronic
walkway, after the initial allocation was completed (see Fig. 1).
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To explore the feasibility of an electronic gait speed instrument,
two additional measurements of usual gait speed were completed
on the subgroups: a 16-foot GAITRite electronic walkway assessment
and the 10 Meter Walk Test (10 MWT). The GAITRite automatically
measures gait speed (in seconds) using sensors imbedded
in a walkway attached to a laptop computer. The distance walked is
divided by the ambulation time reporting gait speed as velocity
(cm/s).2 The 10 MWT was used in conjunction with the GAITRite by
embedding the GAITRite pathway in the middle, thus decreasing
participant burden of completing two separate assessments. The
mean value of two trials was used.
A primary certified Healthy-Steps instructor conducted 22 out of
the 24 sessions. Two back-up instructors were trained on the same
protocol for older adults with lower extremity pain. Fidelity of the
treatment protocol was verified via video confirmation recorded at
three points during the study (the first session, mid-way, and last
week), and independently reviewed by two certified Healthy-Steps
instructor consultants. In addition to treatment fidelity, design,
training, delivery, receipt, and enactment fidelity were included21
(see Table 1).
Baseline characteristics were compared between the groups to
ensure balance. Distribution of continuous outcome variables was
checked to ensure they were approximately normally distributed.
Change from baseline (pretest) to follow-up (posttest) was
computed for continuous variables, and the rate of change between
the dance group and wait-list control group was compared using a
two-sample t-test. Wilcoxon rank-sum test was used for gait speed;
Fisherâ€™s exact test was used for arthritis. Cohenâ€™s d as a measure of
Treatment fidelity for dance-based therapy.
Design Fidelity 1. Dance-based protocol model used that has established evidence (Healthy-Steps) for mobility and older adults. Adapted for this study focused
on subjects with self-reported lower extremity pain/stiffness.
2. Treatment dose established as two 45-min sessions of low-impact dance, 12 weeks duration for each subject.
3. Dance sessions were conducted to entire treatment group together (no subgroups or makeup sessions).
4. Three dance instructors trained to provide a back-up plan over-the 12 week intervention duration.
Training 1. Dance Therapy protocol was written as a Lesson Plan and included details for steps to do for each song.
2. All instructors referenced lesson plan during dance sessions.
3. All instructors were trained to the protocol by the same trainer.
4. Videotaping was completed at training to ensure all instructors were completing the same steps, same sequence, same frequency, same
intensity and same duration. Fidelity of following Lesson Plan was verified by PI (also certified dance instructor) before intervention began.
Delivery 1. Instructors taught all subjects as one group at each session, so same intervention was delivered to each subject.
2. Instructors were videotaped on weeks 1, 6, and 12.
3. Videotape was independently reviewed by 2 certified dance instructors who concurred that delivery was consistent and followed initial
Receipt 1. 24 sessions offered to each subject.
2. Each session 45 min long and was comprised of same routine.
3. Attendance sheets maintained by instructors.
Enactment 1. Healthy-Steps dance program was incorporated into standard programming at the facility upon conclusion of the pilot study.
2. Twice weekly.
3. 45-minute sessions.
Table adapted from Resnick, B., Michael, K., Shaughnessy, M., Nahm, E.S., Sorkin, J., & Macko, R. Exercise intervention Research in Stroke: Optimizing outcomes through
treatment fidelity. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2011 October; 18 (01):611e619. http://dx.doi.org/10.1310/tsr18s01-611.
Recruitment Facility: Independent Living Older Adults
(n = 136)
Screened: (n = 52)
Did not meet inclusion criteria (n = 13)
Not interested in participating (n = 2)
Analyzed after posttest
(n = 17)
Attrition related to other medical
issue (n = 2)
Attrition due to other medical
issue (n = 1)
Analyzed after posttest
(n = 14)
(n = 34)
Attrition prior to allocation (no longer
interested or new medical issue): (n = 3)
NOTE: a random selection of the dance
(n = 8) and wait-list control (n = 8) groups
were assessed with the GAITRite and a 10
MWT. See Table 4 for details.
(n = 31)
(n = 34)
(n = 37)
Initially Interested: (n = 52)
Dance-Based Therapy +
Exercise x 12 weeks
(n = 19)
Wait-List Control Group:
Continue Regular Exercise x 12
weeks (n = 15)
Fig. 1. Dance-based therapy: Recruitment, screening, eligibility enrollment, allocation, follow-up and analysis.
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effect size was computed for continuous variables, interpreted as
0.2e<0.5 as small, 0.5e<0.8 as medium, and #0.8 as large effect.22
Thirty-seven senior apartment residents age range 62e93 (31
females; Mean age Â¼ 80.6 years; SD Â¼ 8.9) were randomized to 12
weeks (24 sessions) of Healthy-Steps dance-based therapy or waitlist
control. Three participants dropped out because of non-study
related medical issues. The resulting total was 34 participants:
dance group (n Â¼ 19); wait-list control group (n Â¼ 15). All of the
participants were White. The baseline characteristics of the groups
were similar with the average age of the dance group at 79.4
(SD Â¼ 8.75) years and the wait-list control group at 81.7 (SD Â¼ 9.1)
years (see Table 2).
Both groups reported multiple chronic conditions that could
be the etiology of lower extremity pain/stiffness and gait speed
reported in Table 3. The most common chronic condition was
arthritis. Although the wait-list control group reported a signifi-
cantly higher prevalence of arthritis (87%), there were no signifi-
cant differences measured in the pre-assessment gait speed testing
compared to the dance-based therapy group (42%). Seventy-nine
percent of the dance-based therapy group used no assistive
device compared to 67% of the wait-list control group.
A Fisherâ€™s exact test showed no statistically significant reduction
in pain/stiffness between the two groups. However, compared to
baseline, there was a suggestion of pain/stiffness reduction within
the dance group (P Â¼ 0.094). The effect was found even greater in
participants who attended more than 19 sessions (P Â¼ 0.077), but
not statistically significant. The participants were questioned about
the frequency of prescription and over-the counter pain medication
usage at baseline and post-intervention. Pain medication usage was
self-reported as reduced in the dance group by 39% compared to an
increase of 21% in the wait-list control group.
Twenty-three percent of the participants attended 100% of the
sessions, 65% attended over 75% of the sessions and 12% attended
over 50% of the sessions. Overall average dance attendance was 21
out of 24 sessions (88%; SD Â¼ 2.81). There were no adverse events
during the study.
Gait speed measures
The 8-foot walk results showed a 7.25% pre-post change in the
dance-based therapy group versus 3.5% in the wait-list control
group; Effect Size (ES Â¼ 0.26). The 10 MWT pre-post results indicated
6.1% change for the dance group versus 3.6% for the wait-list
control group; Effect Size (ES Â¼ 0.13). The Mean change in gait
speed for the dance-based therapy group was 0.0517 m/s. The
GAITRite velocity assessment and Timed Up and Go did not show
any measureable changes. One participant in the dance group was
excluded from the GAITRite analysis because she used different
pre-post wheeled assistive devices (see Table 4).
This pilot study confirmed the feasibility and preliminary effi-
cacy of a 12-week (24 sessions) dance based-therapy intervention
for older adults with self-reported lower extremity pain/stiffness.
Participants initially agreed to participate in the dance sessions and
continued to attend throughout the 12 weeks, with no complaints
of pain during the sessions and no adverse effects reported. This
study was not designed to test formal statistical hypotheses, thus
the analyses and findings are exploratory in nature. Overall average
dance attendance was 21 out of 24 sessions (88%; SD Â¼ 2.81). The
efficacy of dance-based therapy with this population is measurable
with gait speed using the 10 MWT walk test after 21 Healthy-Steps
dance based therapy sessions.
The Healthy-Steps dance-based therapy intervention was
customized for older adults with self-reported lower extremity pain
or stiffness. This provided a safe movement routine that challenged
the participants without adverse outcomes. This is important
because many older adults are hesitant to join an activity, even if it
is perceived to be beneficial, that may worsen their pain. In this
study, there was evidence that pain and pain medication intake
may have been reduced in the dance group.
This should be cautiously interpreted in this small feasibility
study, however, our findings are similar to other researchers.23 Hui,
Chi, and Woo24 found evidence of reduced pain as measured by the
bodily pain subscale of the Short Form (36) Health Survey (SF-36)
after 12 weeks (23 sessions) of dance. Further research is needed to
investigate the effects of the Healthy-Steps dance therapy protocol
for lower extremity pain in a larger sample of older adults.
The primary outcome measure, gait speed, was assessed
with multiple measures. Small, but clinically meaningful change in
gait speed for community dwelling older adults is estimated at
0.05 m/s.25 In this pilot study, improvements in gait speed
measured by a 10 MWT (0.0517 m/s) following participation in the
Baseline characteristics by group, n (%).
(n Â¼ 19)
(n Â¼ 15)
Age (years), mean (SD) 79.4 (8.75) 81.7 (9.1) 0.385
Gender, % female 17 (89.5) 14 (93.3) >0.99
Race, % White 19 (100) 15 (100)
Marital status 0.533
Currently married 0 (0) 0 (0)
Divorced 5 (26.3) 5 (33.3)
Widowed 12 (63.2) 9 (60.0)
Separated 0 (0) 1 (6.7)
Never married 2 (10.5) 0 (0)
Currently working for pay >0.99
Employed part-time 1 (5.6) 1 (6.7)
Retired 16 (88.9) 14 (93.3)
Retired and working part-time 1 (5.6) 0 (0)
Part time 13 (68.4) 8 (53.3)
Full time 0 (0) 1 (6.7)
Annual household income 0.578
Less than $15,000 13 (68.4) 8 (53.3)
$15,000 to less than $25,000 4 (21.1) 6 (40.0)
No response 2 (10.5) 1 (6.7)
a P-value determined by Wilcoxon rank sum test (interval variables) or exact
Chi-square test/Fisherâ€™s exact test (categorical variables).
Chronic conditions at baseline by group, n (%).
Condition Dance-based therapy
(n Â¼ 19)
(n Â¼ 15)
Arthritis/rheumatism 8 (42.1) 13 (86.7) 0.013b
Bone fractures/joint injury 4 (21.1) 2 (13.3) 0.672
Walking problem 5 (26.3) 8 (53.3) 0.16
Lung/breathing problem 3 (15.8) 5 (33.3) 0.417
Sleep problem 2 (10.5) 7 (46.7) 0.025
Depression 2 (10.5) 2 (13.3) >0.99
Osteoporosis 5 (26.3) 6 (40.0) 0.475
Vision problem 3 (15.8) 6 (40.0) 0.139
a P-value determined by Fisherâ€™s exact test. b Self-reported arthritis was significantly higher for no-dance group.
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Healthy-Steps dance therapy exceeded 0.05 m/s, a value deemed to
be meaningful in community dwelling older adults.25 Therefore,
this study with the 10 MWT provides a good measure for a larger,
multi-site study.2 Based on these results, multiple measures of
gait speed are not necessary in future studies using Healthy-Steps,
but rather, a single gait measure using a 10 MWT, should be
considered. This will decrease measurement burden for the study
A universal challenge beyond the initial participation in a
movement exercise activity is continued participation.12 The waitlist
control group participants were offered dance-based therapy
sessions following the completion of the study, and 50% of them
chose to participate in these sessions. Many of the dance-based
therapy group also expressed interest in continuing dance sessions
following the study. Therefore, the facility began offering
Healthy-Steps dance sessions as part of regular activities to all
residents of the facility. The study retention and subsequent sustained
programming suggest that dance-based therapy offers a
person centered approach identifying activities older adults with
lower extremity impairments will participate in long-term.10,26
Finally, establishing a therapeutic dose effect is important with
intervention research. Because of the potential movement limitations
of study participants with pain or stiffness, a protocol with the
same level of intensity but a greater number of dance sessions
needs to be considered in a future study and measured for dose
effect. Other intervention timeframes should be considered, e.g. 2
additional weeks for makeup sessions or an extended timeframe of
28 weeks or longer should be considered. Future study should also
include a mid-intervention measure of gait speed to analyze dose
effect further, e.g. a 10 MWT, and perhaps a longitudinal research
Although this study was exploratory, a major limitation was the
small sample size which limits generalization of findings to the
general population. The population recruited was 100% White,
which represents the population of these senior apartments, but
does not provide a representative sample of older adults with lower
extremity pain. However, the wait-list control group study design,
with participants randomly assigned to groups, provided rigor to
this small study. The Research Assistant and Physical Therapist coinvestigators
collecting pre-post assessment data were blinded to
the group assignments, strengthening the design.
The control group was not allowed to observe the dance sessions.
The discussion of the dance classes among older adults living
in the same apartments could not be controlled. Although using the
same apartments for both groups during recruitment was an effi-
cient process in this study, it poses a risk for contamination between
groups which is not appropriate in a future study.
As typical in dance-based studies, most of the participants were
female, posing an additional limitation. Future studies should
include diversity in both race and gender. A major limitation to
this study was the lack of verification of the etiology of the lower
extremity pain/stiffness. The pain/stiffness could have resulted
from multiple chronic etiologies. However, the goal was to improve
gait speed, regardless of etiology. Considering the largest chronic
condition reported was arthritis, a study focused on dance therapy
and participants with a verified diagnosis of osteoarthritis should
be considered. Future study needs to address this issue with a
physician verified diagnosis or other confirmation.
Healthy-Steps dance-based therapy is a feasible option with
preliminary efficacy for increasing gait speed for older adults with
lower extremity pain/stiffness. The retention success during the
study and the translation of dance therapy to regular programming
at the facility following the study demonstrates older adults will
attend sessions; this intervention has sustainability. These are
promising outcomes to inform future research.
This study was funded by the University of Iowa Hartford Center
for Geriatric Nursing Excellence Grant, Saint Louis University
School of Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau International Delta Lamda
Ann Perry New Investigator Award. The study team appreciates the
guidance from Dr. Helen Lach.
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Activity Dance-based therapy Wait-list control
n Pretest mean
% change n Pretest mean
% change P ES
8ft walking speed (sec) 17 2.9 (0.70) 2.7 (0.65) $7.2 14 3.3 (1.14) 3.1 (0.96) $3.5 0.137 $0.26a
Timed Up and Go (s) 17 11.26 (3.08) 11.62 (3.44) 3.2 14 14.63 (6.84) 14.631 (6.56) 3.0 0.351 0.02
10 Meter Walk Test (s) 8 11.35 (2.36) 10.46 (1.63) $6.1 8 13.99 (6.10) 12.91 (4.55) $3.6 $0.793 $0.13a
Velocity (cm/s) 7 99.53 (17.46) 104.70 (12.82) 6.7 8 84.60 (29.79) 88.44 (29.88) 9.0 0.772 $0.10
P values of dance-based therapy vs. wait group using Wilcoxon rank sum test based on percent change from pretest to posttest as an analysis variable.
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