Feasibility of interactive resistance chair in older adults with diabetes

Joseph Finkelstein, Pape Cisse, In Cheol Jeong

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Abstract

An interactive resistance chair (RC) exercise system has been designed to support patients at home in following their individualized strengthening exercise plan. The aim of this study was (1) to introduce a computer-assisted home-based resistance exercise for older adults and (2) to demonstrate feasibility of the proposed system in older adults with diabetes. The RC exercise system was well accepted by older adults with diabetes regardless of education level, race or gender. The post-task questionnaires demonstrated ease of system use and satisfaction with the system. The attitudinal survey results showed positive seniors' attitudes towards the RC exercise system. The system usability (SUS) scale score was 94.0±5.76 demonstrating high acceptance of the RC exercise system. From the qualitative interviews, individualized feedback yielded important system upgrade solutions that can be useful in tailoring patient needs, values and preferences specific for seniors with diabetes. Further research is warranted to assess impact of RC exercise system in home setting with a larger sample size in a randomized trial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnabling Health Informatics Applications
EditorsJohn Mantas, Mowafa S. Househ, Arie Hasman
PublisherIOS Press
Pages61-64
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781614995371
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event13th International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2015 - Athens, Greece
Duration: Jul 9 2015Jul 11 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume213
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other13th International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2015
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period7/9/157/11/15

Keywords

  • Personal health systems
  • Resistance chair exercise
  • Self-management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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