Comparison of the effects of two different exergaming systems on balance, functionality, fatigue, and quality of life in people with multiple sclerosis: A randomized controlled trial


ZENGİNLER YAZGAN Y., TARAKCI E., TARAKCI E., RAZAK ÖZDİNÇLER A., Kurtuncu M.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND RELATED DISORDERS, vol.39, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.msard.2019.101902
  • Journal Name: MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND RELATED DISORDERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Multiple sclerosis, Rehabilitation, Virtual reality, Exergaming, Balance, ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03436927, DYNAMIC BALANCE, EXERCISE, SCALE

Abstract

Background: Balance disorders, fatigue, and walking impairments are the most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), which lead to a decrease in quality of life. To cope with these disability-increasing symptoms, it is important to select and regularly apply appropriate rehabilitation approaches. In recent years, virtual reality approaches have been suggested as a potentially useful tool in rehabilitation. Exergaming systems are used in the treatment of symptoms associated with MS, but there are few randomized controlled studies investigating the efficacy of these systems.