Effects of the Nintendo Wii training on balance rehabilitation and quality of life of patients with Parkinson's disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

  title={Effects of the Nintendo Wii training on balance rehabilitation and quality of life of patients with Parkinson's disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Pietro Ara{\'u}jo dos Santos and Giselle Scaldaferri and Luan Santos and Nildo Ribeiro and Mansueto Gomes Neto and Ailton Melo},
BACKGROUND Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) used the Nintendo Wii (NW) in the treatment of Parkinson Disease, however, no meta-analysis was developed to determine the effects in these patients. OBJECTIVE To analyze RCTs that investigated the effects of NW versus traditional physiotherapy on balance rehabilitation and quality of life of patients with PD. METHODS Electronic research was conducted between December 2018 and January 2019 in the MEDLINE, PEDro, CENTRAL, LILACS and SciELO… Expand
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