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Title: Effectiveness of exergaming training in reducing risk and incidence of falls in frail older adults with a history of falls
Authors: Fu, AS 
Gao, KL
Tung, AK
Tsang, WW 
Kwan, MM
Keywords: Accidental falls
Aged
Postural balance
Rehabilitation
Virtual reality exposure therapy
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: W.B. Saunders
Source: Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, 2015, v. 96, no. 12, p. 2096-2102 How to cite?
Journal: Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation 
Abstract: Objective To use Nintendo's Wii Fit balance board to determine the effectiveness of exergaming training in reducing risk and incidence of falls in older adults with a history of falls. Design Randomized controlled trial. Setting Nursing home for older adults. Participants Adults aged 65 years and older (N=60). Interventions Participants who lived in a nursing home had 6 weeks of balance training with either Wii Fit equipment or conventional exercise. Main Outcome Measures Physiological Profile Assessment scores and incidence of falls were observed with subsequent intention-to-treat statistical analyses. Results Physiological Profile Assessment scores and incidence of falls improved significantly in both groups after the intervention (all P<.01), but participants in the Wii Fit training group showed a significantly greater improvement in both outcome measures (P=.004 and P<.001, respectively). Conclusions In institutionalized older adults with a history of falls, Wii Fit balance training was more effective than conventional balance training in reducing the risk and incidence of falls.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/43373
ISSN: 0003-9993 (print)
1532-821X (online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.08.427
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