Individualized Computer-based Training for Elderly in Nursing Homes: A Pilot Study

Katja Orlowski, Gina Gräfe, Laura Tetzlaff, Thomas Schrader, Eberhard Beck

Abstract

In older ages, the people are affected by limitations referring to physical and cognitive functions of the body. These limitations can lead to falls, which can be prevented by different types of physical training. Some studies showed that different kinds of physical activity have a positive effect on the equilibrium as well as on cognitive function. During a project an individualized computer-based training was developed. The developed application was examined during a pilot study in a local nursing home. The results indicate that the training intervention based on the computer-based training has a positive effect on different parameters (balance, TUG test). The limitation of the pilot study is the small sample size, which is additionally reduced due to dropouts. In further studies the effect of a balance training with the computer-based training will be done in other nursing homes.

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Orlowski K., Gräfe G., Tetzlaff L., Schrader T. and Beck E. (2020). Individualized Computer-based Training for Elderly in Nursing Homes: A Pilot Study.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, ISBN 978-989-758-398-8, pages 664-669. DOI: 10.5220/0009162106640669


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf20,
author={Katja Orlowski and Gina Gräfe and Laura Tetzlaff and Thomas Schrader and Eberhard Beck},
title={Individualized Computer-based Training for Elderly in Nursing Homes: A Pilot Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,},
year={2020},
pages={664-669},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009162106640669},
isbn={978-989-758-398-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,
TI - Individualized Computer-based Training for Elderly in Nursing Homes: A Pilot Study
SN - 978-989-758-398-8
AU - Orlowski K.
AU - Gräfe G.
AU - Tetzlaff L.
AU - Schrader T.
AU - Beck E.
PY - 2020
SP - 664
EP - 669
DO - 10.5220/0009162106640669