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A comparison of a computer game-based exercise system with conventional approaches of exercise therapy in rheumatology patients
McCormack, Kirsti; Fitzgerald, Diarmaid; FitzGerald, Oliver; Caulfield, Brian; O'Huiginn, Brendan; Smyth, Barry
Presented at Rheumatology '09, British Society of Rheumatology and British Health Professionals in Rheumatology Annual Meetings 2009, Glasgow, 28 April - 01 May 2009 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. Not applicable
Keyword(s): Rheumatology; Exercise therapy--Technological innovations; Computer games--Therapeutic use; Rheumatic Diseases--rehabilitation; Exercise Therapy
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Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Dublin
Publisher(s): Oxford Journals
File Format(s): other; application/msword
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