Effects of exergaming on cognitive functions and loneliness of older adults with cognitive frailty

Yu Zhen Zhu, Chiou Fen Lin, Hui Ling Yang, Grace Jin, Huei Ling Chiu

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Objectives: Cognitive frailty combines physical frailty and cognitive impairment in the absence of dementia. The prompt detection of cognitive frailty and early implementation of preventive interventions may reduce the incidence of dementia. However, intervention studies of exergaming in older adults with cognitive frailty are scant. Therefore, we aim to investigate the effectiveness of exergaming on cognitive functions and loneliness among older adults with cognitive frailty. Design: Quasi-experimental design. Methods: Participants were recruited from four community settings. The experimental group participated in two 40-min group exergaming sessions weekly for eight weeks; the control group received usual care. The outcome measures were the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and the Chinese Version of the Loneliness Scale. Analyses of covariance were conducted to analyze whether exergaming influenced participants' cognitive functions and loneliness. In addition, the effect size of the posttest of the experimental group relative to its baseline value was calculated to determine the effectiveness of the intervention. Result: 69 older adults with cognitive frailty were included, and 35 and 34 were assigned to the experimental and control groups, respectively. The exergaming effectively improved the cognitive function of older adults with cognitive frailty. Conclusions: Exergaming interventions can effectively improve the cognitive functions of older adults with cognitive frailty but do not positively affect loneliness. We provide evidence to healthcare workers to apply exergaming interventions for older adults with cognitive frailty to improve cognitive function.
原文英語
文章編號e5944
期刊International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
38
發行號6
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 6月 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 老年病學和老年學
  • 精神病學和心理健康

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