The Effectiveness of Virtual Reality Exercise to Reduce Risks of Fall in Elderly with Balance Disorders: A Literature Review

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Abstract

Virtual reality is a fun training tool to increase elderly patient motivation to continue the fall prevention program. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of virtual reality exercise to reduce the risk of falling in the elderly with balance disorders. PUBMED, Ebscohost and Proquest were sought for articles involving the elderly aged over 64 years with balance disorders trained with virtual reality. JBI Critical Appraisal and Data Extraction Form for Experimental Studies were used for evaluation and extraction. Data synthesis was carried out using a simplified approach. Decrease in the risk of falling and improvement balance in the elderly were found after 8 weeks of virtual reality exercise with an intensity of 30–60 min, 3 times a week. Decreases in muscle strength, postural stability, quality of life, personality changes, and depression were the most identified factors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages2
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Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2022

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