A comparison of a computer game-based exercise system with conventional approaches of exercise therapy in rheumatology patients

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Title: A comparison of a computer game-based exercise system with conventional approaches of exercise therapy in rheumatology patients
Authors: McCormack, Kirsti
Fitzgerald, Diarmaid
FitzGerald, Oliver
Caulfield, Brian
O'Huiginn, Brendan
Smyth, Barry
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1921
Date: Apr-2009
Abstract: There is a need to increase long-term exercise compliance amongst rheumatology patients to improve symptoms and quality of life. Exergaming systems, (computer video-game based exercise) could provide these patients with a motivating exercise tool to achieve such. This study aimed to compare the subjective reports of a group of rheumatology patients who exercised with an exergaming system to the reports of a similar group who performed the conventional, equivalent form of exercise, without the exergaming system.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Oxford Journals
Subject LCSH: Rheumatology
Exercise therapy--Technological innovations
Computer games--Therapeutic use
DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/kep712
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Presented at Rheumatology '09, British Society of Rheumatology and British Health Professionals in Rheumatology Annual Meetings 2009, Glasgow, 28 April - 01 May 2009
Appears in Collections:CLARITY Research Collection
Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science Research Collection

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