publication . Article . 2017

Influence of virtual reality on postural balance and quality of life of pregnant women: controlled clinical trial randomized

Ribeiro, Silvia Oliveira; Sousa, Vanessa Patrícia Soares de; Viana, Elizabel de Souza Ramalho;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná
Abstract Introduction: During pregnancy women undergo several transformations, which promote changes in their gravity center (GC) and can result in postural and balance changes. Objective: To evaluate the influence of Nintendo WiiFit Plus® on postural balance and quality of life of pregnant women in the third trimester. Methods: 250 pregnant women enrolled through a non-probabilistic sampling process. The sample consisted of 32 women selected according to the eligibility criteria (nulliparity; low-risk pregnancy, absence of musculoskeletal disorders or surgical procedures in the spine, pelvis, hip or knee), musculoskeletal disorders, allocated as follows: 17 ...
free text keywords: Rehabilitation, Pregnancy, Physiotherapy, Postural Balance, Video Games, Reabilitação, Gravidez, Fisioterapia, Equilíbrio Postural, Jogos de Vídeo
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