Active video game playing in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis: Exercise or just fun?

Elena Salonini, Simone Gambazza, Ilaria Meneghelli, Gloria Tridello, Milva Sanguanini, Clizia Cazzarolli, Alessandra Zanini, Baroukh M. Assael

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Xbox Kinect has been proposed as an exercise intervention in cystic fibrosis (CF), but its potential has not been compared with standard training modalities. METHODS: Using a crossover design, subjects were randomized to 2 intervention groups: Xbox Kinect and a traditional stationary cycle. Heart rate, SpO2, dyspnea, and fatigue were measured. Subject satisfaction was tested. RESULTS: Thirty subjects with CF (11 males, mean ± SD age of 12 ± 2.5 y, mean ± SD FEV1 of 73 ± 16% of predicted) were enrolled. Xbox Kinect provided a cardiovascular demand similar to a stationary cycle, although the modality was different (interval vs continuous). Maximum heart rates were similar (P =.2). Heart rate target was achieved more frequently with a stationary cycle (P =.02). Xbox Kinect caused less dyspnea (P =.001) and fatigue (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1172-1179
Number of pages8
JournalRespiratory Care
Volume60
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2015

Keywords

  • Active video game
  • Children
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Exercise
  • Gaming console
  • Physical activity
  • Xbox Kinect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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    Salonini, E., Gambazza, S., Meneghelli, I., Tridello, G., Sanguanini, M., Cazzarolli, C., Zanini, A., & Assael, B. M. (2015). Active video game playing in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis: Exercise or just fun? Respiratory Care, 60(8), 1172-1179. https://doi.org/10.4187/respcare.03576