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The Use of a Home Exercise Program Based on a Computer System in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
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PMID:  23235321     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE:: To test the effectiveness of a home exercise program based on a user-friendly, computer system, the Nintendo Wii Fit. METHODS:: In this longitudinal study, 25 clinically stable patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease began a 6-week nonintervention (baseline) period followed by 12 weeks of Wii exercise training at home. Patients were instructed to exercise 5 or more days per week. Exercise capacity, health status, and dyspnea were evaluated after home exercise training. RESULTS:: Evaluable data were available in 20 patients after home exercise training; their force expiratory volume in 1 second was 45 ± 16%. Following 12 weeks of Wii exercise training, the Endurance Shuttle Walk Test increased by 131 ± 183 seconds over the baseline determination (P = .005). Significant improvements were also noted in arm-lift and sit-to-stand repetitions, the total score, and the emotion dimension of the Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire. Men had significantly greater increases in the Endurance Shuttle Walk Test than women, although their self-reported exercise durations were similar. There were no significant adverse outcomes. CONCLUSION:: This study suggests that 12 weeks of regular, home exercise based on an interactive entertainment computer system can lead to positive short-term outcomes.
Jeffrey Albores; Corliss Marolda; Margaret Haggerty; Brett Gerstenhaber; Richard Zuwallack
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1932-751X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101291247     Medline TA:  J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington (Dr Albores); St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut (Ms Marolda and Dr ZuWallack); Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, Connecticut (Ms Haggerty); and Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, Connecticut (Dr Gerstenhaber).
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