Virtual Rehabilitation through Nintendo Wii in Poststroke Patients: Follow-Up

Virtual Rehabilitation through Nintendo Wii in Poststroke Patients: Follow-Up

Author Carregosa, Adriani A. Google Scholar
Aguiar dos Santos, Luan Rafael Google Scholar
Masruha, Marcelo R. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Coelho, Marilia Lira da S. Google Scholar
Machado, Tacia C. Google Scholar
Souza, Daniele Costa B. Google Scholar
Passos, Gustavo Luan L. Google Scholar
Fonseca, Erika P. Google Scholar
Ribeiro, Nildo Manoel da S. Google Scholar
Melo, Ailton de Souza Google Scholar
Abstract Objective: To evaluate in the follow-up the sensory-motor recovery and quality of life patients 2 months after completion of the Nintendo Wii console intervention and determine whether learning retention was obtained through the technique. Methods: Five hemiplegics patients participated in the study, of whom 3 were male with an average age of 54.8 years (SD = 4.6). Everyone practiced Nintendo Wii therapy for 2 months (50 minutes/day, 2 times/week, during 16 sessions). Each session lasting 60 minutes, under a protocol in which only the games played were changed, plus 10 minutes of stretching. In the first session, tennis and hula hoop games were used

in the second session, football (soccer) and boxing were used. For the evaluation, the Fulg-Meyer and Short Form Health Survey 36 (SF-36) scales were utilized. The patients were immediately evaluated upon the conclusion of the intervention and 2 months after the second evaluation (follow-up). Results: Values for the upper limb motor function sub-items and total score in the FuglMeyer scale evaluation and functional capacity in the SF-36 questionnaire were sustained, indicating a possible maintenance of the therapeutic effects. Conclusion: The results suggest that after Nintendo Wii therapy, patients had motor learning retention, achieving a sustained benefit through the technique.
Keywords Stroke
virtual reality exposure therapy
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Amsterdam
Language English
Date 2018
Published in Journal Of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases. Amsterdam, v. 27, n. 2, p. 494-498, 2018.
ISSN 1052-3057 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier Science Bv
Extent 494-498
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000419585800037

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