Objetivo: Cognition

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Integrated testing of standing balance and cognition: test-retest reliability and construct validity.

Szturm T, Sakhalkar V, Boreskie S, Marotta JJ, Wu C, Kanitkar A

Balance and cognitive impairments which are common with aging often coexist, are prognostic of future adverse health events, including fall injuries. Consequently, dual-task assessment programs that simultaneously address both stability and cognition are important to consider in rehabilitation and benefit healthy aging. The objective of this study was to establish...

PMID: 25455701

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Integrative rehabilitation of residents chronic post-stroke in skilled nursing facilities: the design and evaluation of the BrightArm Duo.

House G, Burdea G, Polistico K, Roll D, Kim J, Grampurohit N, Damiani F, Keeler S, Hundal J, Pollack S

To describe the novel BrightArm Duo bimanual upper extremity (UE) rehabilitation system; to determine its technology acceptance and clinical benefit for older hemiplegic participants.The system table tilted to adjust arm gravity loading. Participants wore arm supports that sensed grasp strength and wrist position on the table. Wrist weights further increased...

PMID: 26218427

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Effect of affordable technology on physical activity levels and mobility outcomes in rehabilitation: a protocol for the Activity and MObility UsiNg Technology (AMOUNT) rehabilitation trial.

Hassett L, van den Berg M, Lindley RI, Crotty M, McCluskey A, van der Ploeg HP, Smith ST, Schurr K, Killington M, Bongers B, Howard K, Heritier S, Togher L, Hackett M, Treacy D, Dorsch S, Wong S, Scrivener K, Chagpar S, Weber H, Pearson R, Sherrington C

People with mobility limitations can benefit from rehabilitation programmes that provide a high dose of exercise. However, since providing a high dose of exercise is logistically challenging and resource-intensive, people in rehabilitation spend most of the day inactive. This trial aims to evaluate the effect of the addition of affordable...

PMID: 27266776

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Reviewing the Evidence: In Pursuit of a Framework for Parkinson Disease Rehabilitation with Games.

Tece Bayrak A, Wünsche B, Lutteroth C

Exercise gaming has been receiving a significant interest from both consumers and researchers. Be it for the purposes of weight loss, physical fitness or even just enjoyment, the potential of games to support rehabilitation has also been under investigation for a while. Due to our aging society, game based therapies...

PMID: 27782011

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Serious gaming during multidisciplinary rehabilitation for patients with complex chronic pain or fatigue complaints: study protocol for a controlled trial and process evaluation.

Vugts MAP, Joosen MCW, Mert A, Zedlitz A, Vrijhoef HJM

Many individuals suffer from chronic pain or functional somatic syndromes and face boundaries for diminishing functional limitations by means of biopsychosocial interventions. Serious gaming could complement multidisciplinary interventions through enjoyment and independent accessibility. A study protocol is presented for studying whether, how, for which patients and under what circumstances, serious...

PMID: 28600377

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Active exergames to improve cognitive functioning in neurological disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Mura G, Carta MG, Sancassiani F, Machado S, Prosperini L

Exergames represent a way to perform physical activity through active video games, serving as potentially useful tool in the field of neurorehabilitation. However, little is known regarding the possible role of exergames in improving cognitive functions in persons suffering from neurological disabilities.A search for relevant articles was carried out on...

PMID: 29072042

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Feasibility, safety, acceptability, and functional outcomes of playing Nintendo Wii Fit Plus™ for frail elderly: study protocol for a feasibility trial.

Gomes GCV, Bacha JMR, do Socorro Simões M, Lin SM, Viveiro LAP, Varise EM, Filho WJ, Pompeu JE

Frailty can be defined as a medical syndrome with multiple causes and contributors, characterized by diminished strength and endurance and reduced physiological function that increases the vulnerability to develop functional dependency and/or death. Studies have shown that the most commonly studied exercise protocol for frail older adults is the multimodal...

PMID: 29085661

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Effects of virtual rehabilitation versus conventional physical therapy on postural control, gait, and cognition of patients with Parkinson’s disease: study protocol for a randomized controlled feasibility trial.

Silva KG, De Freitas TB, Doná F, Ganança FF, Ferraz HB, Torriani-Pasin C, Pompeu JE

There is an association among postural instability, gait dysfunction, and cognitive impairment in subjects with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Difficulty in dividing attention, response inhibition, and visuospatial attention deficiencies may contribute to the impairment of motor performance during daily activities. There are strong evidences that physical therapy can prevent physical and...

PMID: 29225912

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Concurrent exergaming and transcranial direct current stimulation to improve balance in people with Parkinson’s disease: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Harris DM, Rantalainen T, Muthalib M, Johnson L, Duckham RL, Smith ST, Daly RM, Teo WP

People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) commonly experience postural instability, resulting in poor balance and an increased risk of falls. Exercise-based video gaming (exergaming) is a form of physical training that is delivered through virtual reality technology to facilitate motor learning and is efficacious in improving balance in aged populations. In...

PMID: 30012175

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Cognitive Deficits in Multiple Sclerosis: Recent Advances in Treatment and Neurorehabilitation.

Sokolov AA, Grivaz P, Bove R

This article highlights recent progress in research on treatment and neurorehabilitation of cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis (MS) including pharmacological interventions, physical exercise, and neuropsychological rehabilitation, both in conventional and technology-assisted settings.The most consistent evidence in terms of improvement or preservation of circumscribed cognitive scores in MS patients comes from...

PMID: 30345468

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