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Effect of Exergaming on Physical Fitness, Functional Mobility, and Cognitive Functioning in Adults With Down Syndrome

Abstract : Abstract This study examined whether exergames could improve physical, functional, and cognitive functions in people with Down syndrome. Twelve adults with DS, aged over 35 (M = 50.35, SD = 7.45), were randomly assigned to a Wii-based program (n = 6) or a control group (n = 6), and completed physical (Chair Stand Test, 6-Minute Walk Test), functional (TUG, TUDS), and cognitive tests (Corsi, Barrage tests). The experimental group completed a 12-week Wii-based program. There was high intervention adherence and, compared with the control group, greater improvements were observed in the Wii-based exercise intervention group in physical fitness and functional outcomes (p < .05), with no changes in cognitive outcomes.
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Alexandra Perrot, Pauline Maillot, Agnès Le Foulon, Anne-Sophie Rebillat. Effect of Exergaming on Physical Fitness, Functional Mobility, and Cognitive Functioning in Adults With Down Syndrome. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities , American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Allen Press, Inc., 2021, 126 (1), pp.34-44. ⟨10.1352/1944-7558-126.1.34⟩. ⟨hal-03430342⟩

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