Using virtual reality-based rehabilitation in sarcopenic older adults in rural health care facilities-a quasi-experimental study

Guan Bo Chen, Che Wei Lin, Hung Ya Huang, Yi Jhen Wu, Hung Tzu Su, Shu Fen Sun, Sheng Hui Tuan

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Because of a shortage of health care providers, providing rehabilitation in health care facilities is difficult. Virtual reality-based rehabilitation is effective in older populations. There are only a few studies among patients with sarcopenia. This is a quasi-experimental, single-group, pretest-posttest design evaluating the clinical effectiveness of virtual reality-based progressive resistance training among residents aged over 60 years with sarcopenia in rural care facilities. The authors used Oculus Rift with headsets to provide the virtual reality-based progressive resistance training. The authors administered the program twice per week, 30 min per session, for 12 weeks. The primary outcomes were dominant handgrip strength, walking speed, and appendicular skeletal muscle mass index. Data from 30 participants were analyzed. Significant improvements in handgrip strength and walking speed were observed. Although an increasing trend in appendicular skeletal muscle mass index was observed, it did not reach statistical significance. The authors concluded that the virtual reality-based progressive resistance training is partially effective in older sarcopenic adults in health care facilities.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)866-877
頁數12
期刊Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
29
發行號5
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2021 十月

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 物理治療、運動療法和康復
  • 復健
  • 老年學
  • 老年病學和老年學

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