Exergaming as a Viable Therapeutic Tool to Improve Static and Dynamic Balance among Older Adults and People with Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

@article{Harris2015ExergamingAA,
  title={Exergaming as a Viable Therapeutic Tool to Improve Static and Dynamic Balance among Older Adults and People with Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis},
  author={Dale M. Harris and Timo Rantalainen and Makii Muthalib and Liam Johnson and Wei-Peng Teo},
  journal={Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience},
  year={2015},
  volume={7}
}
The use of virtual reality games (known as “exergaming”) as a neurorehabilitation tool is gaining interest. Therefore, we aim to collate evidence for the effects of exergaming on the balance and postural control of older adults and people with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease (IPD). Six electronic databases were searched, from inception to April 2015, to identify relevant studies. Standardized mean differences (SMDs) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were used to calculate effect sizes between… 
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