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dc.contributor.authorPinheiro Bezerra, Italla Maria
dc.contributor.authorCrocetta, Tania Brusque
dc.contributor.authorMassetti, Thais
dc.contributor.authorda Silva, Talita Dias [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorGuarnieri, Regiani
dc.contributor.authorMeira, Cassio de Miranda, Jr.
dc.contributor.authorArab, Claudia [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorde Abreu, Luiz Carlos
dc.contributor.authorde Araujo, Luciano Vieira
dc.contributor.authorde Mello Monteiro, Carlos Bandeira
dc.identifier.citationMedicine. Philadelphia, v. 97, n. 4, 2018.
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Ageing is usually accompanied by deterioration of physical abilities, such as muscular strength, sensory sensitivity, and functional capacity, making chronic diseases, and the well-being of older adults new challenges to global public health. Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether a task practiced in a virtual environment could promote better performance and enable transfer to the same task in a real environment. Method: The study evaluated 65 older adults of both genders, aged 60 to 82 years (M = 69.6, SD = 6.3). A timing coincident task was applied to measure the perceptual-motor ability to perform a motor response. The participants were divided into 2 groups: started in a real interface and started in a virtual interface. Results: All subjects improved their performance during the practice, but improvement was not observed for the real interface, as the participants were near maximum performance from the beginning of the task. However, there was no transfer of performance from the virtual to real environment or vice versa. Conclusions: The virtual environment was shown to provide improvement of performance with a short-term motor learning protocol in a timing coincident task. This result suggests that the practice of tasks in a virtual environment seems to be a promising tool for the assessment and training of healthy older adults, even though there was no transfer of performance to a real environment.en
dc.description.sponsorshipSão Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)
dc.description.sponsorshipABC Medical College
dc.description.sponsorshipAcre State Government
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins
dc.rightsAcesso restrito
dc.subjectcomputer tasksen
dc.subjectolder adultsen
dc.subjecttiming coincidenten
dc.subjectvirtual realityen
dc.titleFunctional performance comparison between real and virtual tasks in older adults A cross-sectional studyen
dc.description.affiliationUniv Sao Paulo, EACH, Sch Arts Sci & Humanities, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationSch Sci Santa Casa Misericordia Vitoria, Postgrad Program Publ Policies & Local Dev, Vitoria, Es, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationABC Sch Med, Lab Design Studies & Sci Writing, Santo Andre, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Sao Paulo, Sch Med, Dept Speech Therapy Phys Therapy & Occupat Therap, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationFed Univ Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Dept Cardiol, Paulista Sch Med, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifespUniv Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Dept Cardiol, Paulista Sch Med, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
dc.description.sponsorshipIDFAPESP: 15/199922-0
dc.description.sponsorshipIDABC Medical College: 007/2015
dc.description.sponsorshipIDAcre State Government: 007/2015
dc.description.sourceWeb of Science

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