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The effects of playing Nintendo Wii on depression, sense of belonging and social support in Australian aged care residents: A protocol study of a mixed methods intervention trial

Chesler, Jessica; McLaren, Suzanne; Klein, Britta; Watson, Shaun


Background: The proportion of people aged 65 or older is the fastest growing age group worldwide. Older adults in aged care facilities have higher levels of depression, and lower levels of social support and sense of belonging compared with older adults living in the community. Research has begun to assess the effectiveness of interventions to improve the mental health of residents and has found both cognitive and physical benefits of video game playing. The benefits of playing these games in a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC geriatrics
DOI: 10.1186/s12877-015-0107-z
Access Rights: Open Access


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