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[The influence of Nintendo-Wii® bowling upon residents of retirement homes].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23203904     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The few studies dealing with the positive effects of health and well-being of older people are only one-sided. The aim of the study therefore was to analyze the effects of Nintendo-Wii® bowling on daily function, state of dementia, quality of life, cognition and motor skills in retirement home inhabitants. The study was performed with 27 study participants (13 women, 14 men) between the ages of 49 and 95 years (mean = 71, SD = 14). They were randomly assigned to a control group (KG) and an intervention group (IG). Between pre- and posttest, the IG played 60 min/twice a week Nintendo-Wii® Bowling over 6 weeks. The improvement of IG was significant in the analysis of variance concerning strength (arm curls: F df = 2 = 7.199; p = 0,013; η(2) = 0,231) and showed a significant trend concerning coordination (tracking lines: F df = 2 = 3.99; p = 0,058; η(2) = 0,154) compared with KG. The area of rapidity (catching bars: F df = 2 = 28.511; p = 0,008; η(2) = 0,279) showed a significant decline in the IG compared with the KG. However, closer examination shows that the short time of intervention and the wide age range could have affected the results. Thus, further studies should take these critical aspects into consideration.
R Wittelsberger; S Krug; S Tittlbach; K Bös
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1435-1269     ISO Abbreviation:  Z Gerontol Geriatr     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-18     Completed Date:  2014-02-24     Revised Date:  2014-05-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9506215     Medline TA:  Z Gerontol Geriatr     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  ger     Pagination:  425-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vernacular Title:
Auswirkungen von Nintendo-Wii® Bowling auf Altenheimbewohner.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cognition Disorders / epidemiology*,  rehabilitation*
Dementia / epidemiology*,  rehabilitation*
Exercise Therapy / utilization*
Germany / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Motor Activity
Nursing Homes / statistics & numerical data*
Risk Assessment
Sports / statistics & numerical data
Treatment Outcome
Video Games / statistics & numerical data*

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