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Effects of an Interactive Computer Game Exercise Regimen on Balance Impairment


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effects of an Interactive Computer Game Exercise Regimen on Balance Impairment in Frail Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Phys Ther; 2011; 91(10):1449-1462

Contributing Authors: Tony Szturm Aimee L Betker Zahra Moussavi Ankur Desai Valerie Goodman

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Synopsis

30 community-dwelling and ambulatory older adults attending a day hospital for the treatment of balance and mobility limitations were randomized to receive either a typical rehabilitation program (control) or a program of dynamic exercises coupled with video game play. After completion of 16 sessions, it was found that both groups displayed significant improvements in balance performance scores, ...

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