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Table 2 Changes in physical performance at baseline and 12-week measurement

From: Short and long-term effects of exergaming for the elderly

  Exercise group (n = 20) Control group (n = 19)
Baseline 12-Week P value Baseline 12-Week P value
10-m walking test (s) 7.5 ± 0.9 7.3 ± 0.8 0.31 7.0 ± 0.7 7.1 ± 1.0 0.94
Timed Up and Go test (s) 8.8 ± 1.3 8.2 ± 1.0 0.04* 8.1 ± 1.2 8.0 ± 1.4 0.97
Tandem gait test (step) 8.8 ± 2.3 8.9 ± 2.1 0.79 8.7 ± 2.1 8.8 ± 2.0 0.32
One-footed standing duration (s) 46.1 ± 17.8 53.6 ± 12.4 0.04* 52.6 ± 13.7 54.8 ± 13.3 0.46
Strength of quadriceps muscles (N) 249 ± 74 339 ± 85 <0.01* 275 ± 109 276 ± 49 0.88
Strength of gluteus medius muscles (N) 109 ± 32 129 ± 24 <0.01* 109 ± 23 113 ± 34 0.33
Pole drop test (cm) 26.9 ± 6.2 28.4 ± 6.3 0.16 27.7 ± 4.9 29.4 ± 3.3 0.51
Whole body reaction time (s) 0.44 ± 0.06 0.40 ± 0.07 0.01* 0.42 ± 0.05 0.41 ± 0.05 0.43
Platform stabilometry (cm) 23.9 ± 11.1 27.5 ± 9.3 0.04* 24.5 ± 7.6 25.4 ± 8.0 0.66
  1. Values are mean ± SD
  2. P values are given by the Wilcoxon’s signed rank test
  3. * Values were considered significant at P < 0.05