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Balance rehabilitation using custom-made Wii Balance Board exercises: clinical effectiveness and maintenance of gains in acquired brain injury population

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dc.contributor.author Llorens Rodríguez, Roberto es_ES
dc.contributor.author Albiol Pérez, Sergio es_ES
dc.contributor.author Gil Gómez, José Antonio
dc.contributor.author Alcañiz Raya, Mariano Luis
dc.contributor.author Colomer Font, Carolina
dc.contributor.author Noé Sebastián, Enrique
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-12T13:02:29Z
dc.date.issued 2014-09
dc.identifier.issn 2191-1231
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/76699
dc.description.abstract [EN] Balance disorders are a common impairment after an acquired brain injury (ABI). Neurorehabilitation programs focus on the rehabilitation of balance skills to enhance patients’ self-dependency. The Wii Balance Board has been adopted with rehabilitative purposes due to its low cost and widespread battery of exercises. However, this entertainment system is oriented to healthy people and cannot easily adapt to the patient’s motor (and possible cognitive) deficits. The objective of this study was two-fold: a) to study whether custom-made rehabilitative exercises on a force platform could improve the balance condition of ABI patients compared with conventional physical therapy programs; and b) to study if their clinical effects persisted in absence of the virtual training. To prove the first hypothesis, a randomized controlled trial (RCT) was carried out involving 17 ABI participants (control group: 8 participants; experimental group: 9 participants). To prove the second hypothesis a follow-up study (FUS) was carried out involving 7 ABI participants. The participants of both studies underwent 20 1-h sessions, from 3 to 5 sessions per week. The participants were assessed at the beginning and at the end of the treatment (RCT, FUS) and 1 month after the therapy (FUS). Significant improvements were detected in some scales for those participants who underwent the virtual therapy (RCT). The effects persisted over time (FUS). Balance training through low-cost force platforms and custom-made exercises can provide lasting clinical benefits to ABI chronic patients when compared to conventional treatments es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This study was funded in part by Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia Spain, Projects Consolider-C (SEJ2006-14301/PSIC), “CIBER of Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition, an initiative of ISCIII”, and the Excellence Research Program PROMETEO (Generalitat Valenciana. Conselleria de Educación, 2008-157)
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher De Gruyter es_ES
dc.relation info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MEC//SEJ2006-14301/ES/NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS DE LA INFORMACION Y LA COMUNICACION: INTEGRACION Y CONSOLIDACION DE SU USO EN CIENCIAS SOCIALES PARA MEJORAR LA SALUD, LA CALIDAD DE VIDA Y EL BIENESTAR./ es_ES
dc.relation GV/PROMETEO/2008-157 es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal on Disability and Human Development es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obra derivada (by-nc-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Acquired brain injury es_ES
dc.subject Balance es_ES
dc.subject Posturography es_ES
dc.subject Virtual rehabilitation es_ES
dc.subject Wii Balance Board es_ES
dc.subject.classification EXPRESION GRAFICA EN LA INGENIERIA es_ES
dc.title Balance rehabilitation using custom-made Wii Balance Board exercises: clinical effectiveness and maintenance of gains in acquired brain injury population es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1515/ijdhd-2014-0323
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto Interuniversitario de Investigación en Bioingeniería y Tecnología Orientada al Ser Humano - Institut Interuniversitari d'Investigació en Bioenginyeria i Tecnologia Orientada a l'Ésser Humà es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica y del Medio Natural - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Agronòmica i del Medi Natural es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Llorens Rodríguez, R.; Albiol Pérez, S.; Gil Gómez, JA.; Alcañiz Raya, ML.; Colomer Font, C.; Noé Sebastián, E. (2014). Balance rehabilitation using custom-made Wii Balance Board exercises: clinical effectiveness and maintenance of gains in acquired brain injury population. International Journal on Disability and Human Development. 13(3):327-332. doi:10.1515/ijdhd-2014-0323 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://dx.doi.org/10.1515/ijdhd-2014-0323 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 327 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 332 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 13 es_ES
dc.description.issue 3 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 277908 es_ES
dc.identifier.eissn 2191-0367
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia
dc.contributor.funder Generalitat Valenciana


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