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The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2016 October;56(10):1221-5

Copyright © 2016 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Investigating innovative means of prompting activity uptake in older adults with type 2 diabetes: a feasibility study of exergaming

Hugh SENIOR 1, Tim HENWOOD 2, Daniel DE SOUZA 1, Geoffrey MITCHELL 1

1 Discipline of General Practice, The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia; 2 School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia


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BACKGROUND: Physical activity is effective in improving glycemic control in diabetes mellitus. Yet only 40% of people meet the recommended level of physical activity. Nintendo Wii tennis has an energy expenditure of moderate intensity, and may be a viable part of a physical activity programme.
METHODS: Eleven older people with diabetes who were sedentary participated in a pre-post-test designed study to examine physical activity levels, muscle strength, and physical performance after 4 weeks of group Nintendo Wii training.
RESULTS: Significant effects occurred on moderate physical activity time, total physical activity, dominant handgrip strength, non-dominant handgrip strength, 30 second chair stand and 400m walk test. No effect was observed for BMI, quality of life, or balance.
CONCLUSIONS: This study provided preliminary evidence of the effectiveness of group-based active video game programme on physical activity levels.

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