Effectiveness of Wii rehabilitation and Nintendo's Wii balance board as a tool for balance therapy with Stroke patients compared to conventional methods: in the style of a systematic review

Powell, Wendy (2013) Effectiveness of Wii rehabilitation and Nintendo's Wii balance board as a tool for balance therapy with Stroke patients compared to conventional methods: in the style of a systematic review. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Stroke affects hundreds of thousands of people a year. In most cases the survivors suffer from balance instability, resulting in many other impairments and a lower quality of life. Wii rehabilitation is a new form of treatment being used to aid in stroke related balance therapy. The purpose of this study is to ascertain whether this new type of treatment is effective as a rehabilitation method by comparing results found to conventional methods. This study will be carried out in the style of a systematic review to obtain clear and quality results. The results of this study found that Wii rehabilitation is a reliable, valid and feasible method of stroke rehabilitation however there needs to be more research conducted in this particular area.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Alice Bentley
    Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2013 14:45
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:25
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/12525

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