Clinical feasibility of the Nintendo Wii (TM) for balance training post-stroke: a phase II randomized controlled trial in an inpatient setting
Kelly J Bower, Ross A Clark, Jennifer L McGinley, Clarissa L Martin, Kimberly J Miller
Clinical Rehabilitation | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2014
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility and potential efficacy of the Nintendo Wii™ for balance rehabilitation after stroke. DESIGN: Phase II, single-blind, randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation facility. SUBJECTS: Thirty adults (mean age 63.6 (14.7) years) undergoing inpatient rehabilitation who were less than three months post-stroke and able to stand unsupported. INTERVENTIONS: Participants were allocated to a Balance Group, using the 'Wii Fit Plus' in standing, or Upper Limb Group, using the 'Wii Sports/Sports Resort' in sitting. Both groups undertook three 45 minute sessions per week over two to four weeks in addition to standard care. MAIN MEASURES: The prima..View full abstract
This study was funded in part by National Health and Medical Research Council and Victorian Stroke Clinical Network postgraduate scholarships awarded to the primary author.