Effects of Training in a Virtual Environment in Healthy Elderly
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01741402|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 4, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 12, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Elderly||Device: Virtual Reality Training Other: Physical Therapy||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||32 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Effects of Training in a Virtual Environment on the Performance of Gait, Postural Control and Executive Functions in Healthy Elderly|
|Study Start Date :||February 2010|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||February 2014|
Experimental: Virtual Reality Training
The virtual reality training was done by experimental group with ten games of Nintendo Wii Fit.
Device: Virtual Reality Training
The participants of the study trained 10 balance games during 14 sessions
Active Comparator: Physical Therapy
The Control Group was trained by conventional Physical Therapy exercises.
Other: Physical Therapy
Patients of the control group was trained with balance exercises.
- Mini-BESTest of Dynamic Balance Evaluation - Balance Evaluation Systems Test [ Time Frame: Up to 3 months ]The Mini-BESTest test is a 14-item test that focuses on dynamic balance, specifically anticipatory transitions, postural responses, sensory orientation and dynamic gait.
- Dynamic Gait Index [ Time Frame: Up to 3 months ]The scale assesses the ability to adapt the gait during motor tasks with different demands.
- Montreal Cognitive Assessment [ Time Frame: Up to 3 months ]This scale was developed in order to detect mild degrees of cognitive impairment. The instrument assesses different cognitive domains such as attention and concentration, executive functions, memory, language, visuo-constructive skills, calculations, and orientation.
- Falls Efficacy Scale - International [ Time Frame: Up to 3 months ]The Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I)measures the level of concern about falling during social and physical activities inside and outside the home whether or not the person actually does the activity.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01741402
|Center of Research of the courses of Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy of São Paulo University|
|São Paulo, Brazil, 05360-000|
|Study Director:||Maria Elisa P Piemonte, PhD||University of São Paulo|
|Principal Investigator:||Keyte Guedes, MS Student||University of São Paulo|
|Principal Investigator:||Alexandra M Lobo, MS Student||University of São Paulo|