Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1822/66071

TitleGames used with serious purposes: a systematic review of interventions in patients with cerebral palsy
Author(s)Lopes, Sílvia
Magalhães, Paula
Pereira, Armanda
Martins, Juliana
Magalhães, Carla
Chaleta, Elisa
Rosário, Pedro
Keywordscerebral palsy
serious games
videogames
rehabilitation
systematic review
Issue date2018
PublisherFrontiers Media
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Abstract(s)The purpose of the present systematic review was to examine extant research regarding the role of games used seriously in interventions with individuals with cerebral palsy. Therefore, PubMed, PsyINFO, Web of Science, Scopus, and IEEE databases were used. Search terms included: "serious games" OR "online games" OR "video games" OR "videogame" OR "game based" OR "game" AND "intervention" AND "cerebral palsy." After the full reading and quality assessment of the papers, 16 studies met the inclusion criteria. The majority of the studies reported high levels of compliance, motivation, and engagement with game-based interventions both at home and at the clinical setting intervention. Regarding the effectiveness of the use of games, the results of the studies show both positive and negative results regarding their effectiveness. The efficacy was reported to motor function (i.e., improvements in the arm function, hand coordination, functional mobility, balance and gait function, postural control, upper-limbs function) and physical activity. Findings of this review suggest that games are used as a complement to conventional therapies and not as a substitute. Practitioners often struggle to get their patients to complete the assigned homework tasks, as patients display low motivation to engage in prescribed exercises. Data of this review indicates the use of games as tools suited to promote patients' engagement in the therapy and potentiate therapeutic gains.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/66071
DOI10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01712
ISSN1664-1078
Publisher versionhttps://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01712/full
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:CIPsi - Artigos (Papers)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
fpsyg-09-01712.pdf1,54 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons

Partilhe no FacebookPartilhe no TwitterPartilhe no DeliciousPartilhe no LinkedInPartilhe no DiggAdicionar ao Google BookmarksPartilhe no MySpacePartilhe no Orkut
Exporte no formato BibTex mendeley Exporte no formato Endnote Adicione ao seu ORCID