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Exergaming Through the Eyes of Patients with Heart Failure: A Qualitative Content Analysis Study
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Nursing Science.
Jonköping University, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Cardiology in Linköping. University of Calif Irvine, CA USA.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4259-3671
2017 (English)In: Games for Health Journal, ISSN 2161-783X, E-ISSN 2161-7856, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 152-158Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Objective: Exergaming appears to be a promising tool to increase exercise capacity in patients with chronic heart failure (HF). Therefore, it is important to obtain more in-depth knowledge about preferences, attitudes, use, and abilities in regard to exergaming. The aim of this study was to describe the experiences of patients with HF when using an exergame platform at home. Materials and Methods: A qualitative descriptive study using content analysis was conducted on interviews with 14 patients with HF (6 women, ages ranging between 56 and 81 years). The patients were recruited from three centers in Sweden included in a randomized controlled study. These patients had access to an exergame platform at home and were advised to exergame for 30 minutes per day. Results: The analysis resulted in three categories describing patients experience of exergaming: (1) making exergaming work, (2) added value of exergaming, and (3) low appeal of exergaming. Conclusion: This is the first study that explores how patients with HF experience using an exergame platform at home. The study provided important information on what aspects to discuss when initiating an exergame platform at home and following patients who may want to use an exergame platform at home. The results also revealed that this technology may be suitable for some patients, while others prefer other kinds of physical activity.

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MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC , 2017. Vol. 6, no 3, p. 152-158
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Content analysis; Experiences; Exergame; Heart failure; Wii
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-139290DOI: 10.1089/g4h.2016.0087ISI: 000403900500004PubMedID: 28422516OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-139290DiVA, id: diva2:1120967
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Funding Agencies|Swedish National Science Council [K2013-69X-22302-01-3]; Swedish Heart and Lung Association [E085/12]; Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation [20130340]; Vardal Foundation [2014-0018]; FORSS [474681]; Swedish National Science Council/Swedish research council for health, working life, and welfare (VR-FORTE) [2014-4100]

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