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ERIC Number: EJ989306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
Effects of Improvement on Selective Attention: Developing Appropriate Somatosensory Video Game Interventions for Institutional-Dwelling Elderly with Disabilities
Chen, Shang-Ti; Chiang, I-Tsun; Liu, Eric Zhi-Feng; Chang, Maiga
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v11 n4 p409-417 Oct 2012
The purpose of this study was to develop appropriate somatosensory video game interventions on enhancing selective attention of institutional-dwelling elderly with disabilities. Fifty-eight participants aged 65[approximately]92 were recruited and divided into four groups, 4-week and 8-week experimental and two control groups, for evaluating the one-month carry-forward effects by Vienna Test System. Fourteen participants in experimental groups voluntarily completed 30-minute Xbox games 3 times per week for a total of 4 and 8 weeks. The results showed that: (1) except sum of incorrect reaction, a majority of participants whose selective attentions had significant improvements in immediate effect, carry-forward effects and overall effect in 8-week group (p less than 0.05); (2) 5 out of 8 items in selective attention tests had significant immediate and carry-forward effects and one overall effect in 4-week intervention (p less than 0.05) and (3) The results conclude that using somatosensory video games is a viable approach to promote selective attention of institutional-dwelling elderly with disabilities. The present study also found that this approach could motivate elderly to participate with a variety of sound, music and sensory stimulations and is a viable and valuable direction to promote quality of life in long-term care system. (Contains 8 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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