Protocol Information

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Title Exergaming Intervention for Family Caregivers
Description The three specific aims of this study are: 1. Examine the effects of eight weeks of Nintendo Wii® game play on salivary and hair cortisol, 2.Compare changes in quality of life and emotional well-being using Nintendo Wii® with respect to self-reported questionnaires, 3. Evaluate functional fitness pre and post using Nintendo Wii® for eight weeks.

Participants will be asked to partake in the study for 13 weeks.

Study visits will be at the University at Buffalo, South Campus.

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Objective To examine the effects of 8 weeks of Nintendo Wii game play on salivary and hair cortisol (Primary Outcome Measure), self-reported questionnaires, and functional fitness in an aging caregiving population.

Keywords: exercise, stress, fitness, cortisol, caregiver
Principal Investigator HORVATH, PETER
Age Group Adult
Drugs Involved
Status Open
Key Eligibility Sedentary but generally health men and women caregivers
adequate vision and hearing to interact with games
Disease Group Healthy Volunteers
Contact Katherine O'Donnell