Effects of Combined exergame and conventional exercise to reduce and prevent fall risk among elderly people: A Hypothesis

Combined exergame and conventional exercise for elderly people

  • Hassan Sadeghi PhD of sports science, Department of Sport Studies, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Saidon Bin Amri PhD of sports science, Department of Sport Studies, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Mohsen Razeghi Associate professor of physiotherapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
  • Tengku Aizan Hamid Professor of gerontology, Malaysian Research Institute on Ageing (MyAgeing), Universiti Putra, Malaysia
  • Mohammad Nazrul Hakim Abdollah Professor in Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra, Malaysia
Keywords: Video Games, Circuit-Based Exercise, Balance, Accidental Falls

Abstract

Background: Falling among old individuals has provoked ceaseless discussion among gerontologists and physical therapists and it is still one of the greatest issues among this population. Loss of the balance and functional mobility is the main reason of falling. There have been numerous studies conducting the effect of the conventional balance exercise and exergame independently on balance and functional mobility of elderly. Previous studies lacked dealing with the effect of combined exergame and conventional exercise on the balance and functional mobility. Combined exercises are enjoyable and may have more effective to improve balance and performance to reduce risk of fall among elderly people. This package would be preferable for older people. Objective: We hypothesize that while conventional balance exercise and exergame improve balance and functional mobility, combined both types of exercise would superior improvements in elderly performance. Conclusion: Ultimately we expect that this hypothesis will provide a useful framework for facilitating combined exergame and conventional balance intervention in older people.

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Published
2017-10-20
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Sadeghi H, Bin Amri S, Razeghi M, Aizan Hamid T, Nazrul Hakim Abdollah M. Effects of Combined exergame and conventional exercise to reduce and prevent fall risk among elderly people: A Hypothesis. International Journal of Applied Exercise Physiology [Internet]. 20Oct.2017 [cited 18Dec.2017];6(3):80-4. Available from: http://www.ijaep.com/index.php/IJAE/article/view/200
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Review