Facilitators’ Intervention Variance and Outcome Influence When Using Video Games with Fibromyalgia Patients

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22 adult females diagnosed as suffering Fibromyalgia syndrome
(FMS) participated in two explorative studies investigating potential benefits
from playing gesture-controlled video games. A main goal was researching
potentials of commercial gaming systems with inbuilt Internet connectivity
toward home-based self-driven adaptable ‘telerehabilitation’ targeting means to
increase tolerance to pain and thus, augmenting quality of life for sufferers.
Beside this, an aim was to study variance between facilitator formal and
informal intervention approaches and to analyze potential influence on
outcomes; this is the core focus of this paper. Typical to FMS studies, high
patient drop out numbers resulted in limited compliance. Informal facilitator
intervention (non-therapist) resulted in significantly higher outcome scores
(increased tolerance indicators/reported pain threshold) when compared to a
formal therapeutic intervention approach. Findings, whilst not conclusive, offer
a point of departure to discuss how intervention approach influences outcomes
and patient benefit, especially when a self-driven training regime is designed.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelDigital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics, and Risk Management Healthcare and Safety of the Environment and Transport : Lecture Notes in Computer Science
RedaktørerV.G. Duffy
Antal sider10
Vol/bind8025
UdgivelsesstedBerlin Heidelberg
ForlagSpringer Publishing Company
Publikationsdato24 jul. 2013
Sider163–172
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-642-39172-9
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-642-39173-6
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 24 jul. 2013
BegivenhedDHM 2013 - Las Vegas, USA
Varighed: 21 jul. 201326 jul. 2013

Konference

KonferenceDHM 2013
LandUSA
ByLas Vegas
Periode21/07/201326/07/2013

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