Computerized spatial navigation training during 14 days of bed rest in healthy older adult men: effect on gait performance.

Marusic, Uros, Kavcic, Voyko, Giordani, Bruno, Gerževic, Mitja, Meeusen, Romain, and Pisot, Rado (2015) Computerized spatial navigation training during 14 days of bed rest in healthy older adult men: effect on gait performance. Psychology and Aging, 30 (2). pp. 334-340.

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Abstract

Prolonged physical inactivity or bed rest (BR) due to illness or other factors can result in significant declines in physical health and even cognitive functions. Based on random selection, 7 healthy older adult men received computerized spatial navigation training, while 8 served as active controls during 14-day BR. Greater post-BR declines were seen in normal and complex (dual-task) walking for the control as compared to intervention group, suggesting that computerized spatial navigation training can successfully moderate detrimental BR effects. Findings underline the generalization of cognitive-based intervention to the motor domain and potentially support their use to supplement BR interventions (e.g., exercise and nutrition).

Item ID: 41875
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: bed rest immobilization; computerized cognitive training; virtual spatial navigation intervention; dual-task effects; gait variability
ISSN: 0882-7974
Funders: Cross Border Cooperation Program Slovenia, Italy 2007-2013
Projects and Grants: 042–2/2009
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 18:43
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 100%
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