Effect of video-based exergaming on arm and cognitive function in persons with multiple sclerosis: a randomized controlled trial

Publication date: Available online 24 January 2020Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Asiye Tuba Ozdogar, Ozge Ertekin, Turhan Kahraman, Pinar Yigit, Serkan OzakbasBackground: Developments in rehabilitation technology such as video-based exergaming contributes to the treatment process as well as to increase the active participation of persons with multiple sclerosis (pwMS). The aim was to investigate the effect of video-based exergaming training on upper extremity and cognitive function as well as core stability, walking, depression, fatigue, and quality of life in pwMS.Methods: This randomized controlled trial included 60 pwMS who were randomly divided into three groups; video-based exergaming (n=21), conventional rehabilitation (n=19), and control groups (n=20). The experimental groups received therapy sessions once a week for 8 weeks. All the participants were assessed at baseline and after 8 weeks. The outcome measures included upper extremity and cognitive functions as well as core stability, walking, depression, fatigue, and quality of life measures.Results: Significant improvements were observed in the primary outcome, measured by Nine-Hole Peg Test in the video-based exergaming [before= 25.8 (11.1) s; after= 22.3 (11.0) s] and conventional rehabilitation [before= 23.3 (8.1) s; after= 19.9 (3.8) s] groups (p
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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