Benefits of the Wii Fit as an exercise program for older adults

dc.contributor.advisorWilson, Camilla
dc.contributor.advisorRogers, Nicole L.
dc.contributor.authorHermes, D.
dc.contributor.authorHitch, S.
dc.contributor.authorHonea, A.
dc.contributor.authorStephenson, J.
dc.contributor.authorBauer, J.
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-23T15:05:00Z
dc.date.available2010-09-23T15:05:00Z
dc.date.issued2010-04-23
dc.descriptionPaper presented to the 6th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, April 23, 2010.en
dc.descriptionResearch completed at the Department of Physical Therapy and School of Community Affairsen
dc.description.abstractTo determine if Wii Fit is an effective older adult exercise program compared to a traditional exercise program (TRAD) with respect to functional fitness (FF) and balance. Wii Fit women (n=4) were matched on multiple variables to TRAD subjects (Ss)(n=4) and a control group (CON)(n=4). Interventions were 8 weeks and consisted of flexibility, strength, and balance training. Wii group followed the Wii program and TRAD participated in traditional classes. Pre and post measures included FF and balance. Results were evaluated using qualitative comparison. No baseline difference existed. With respect to FF, TRAD exhibited largest changes. With respect to balance, Wii exhibited similar large changes. Using Wii Fit appears to be as effective as TRAD for balance.en
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dc.identifier.citationHermes,D., Hitch S, Honea A, Stephenson J, and J. Bauer (2010). Benefits of the Wii Fit as an exercise program for older adults. -- In Proceedings: 6th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 119-120en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/3201
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherWichita State University. Graduate Schoolen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGRASPen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv.6en
dc.titleBenefits of the Wii Fit as an exercise program for older adultsen
dc.typeConference paperen
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