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Exercise Science PhD Dissertation Defense

The Effects of a Psychoeducational and Exergaming Intervention for Community Members and Family caregivers

Date:
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location:
108 Kimball Tower

Sponsor:
Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Presenter:
Daniel M. Rosney, Sr., Exercise Science PhD Candidate

Interactive video game technology has been extensively utilized in rehabilitative settings. However, few studies have explored the potential benefits of interactive video games as a within-the-home exercise instrument for individuals who cannot regularly attend their local fitness center. This study investigates the features of interactive �exergaming� (modeling proper exercise biomechanics, increasing self-monitoring of behavior, encouraging participants to set health-related goals, and rewarding regular use) which may help increase self-efficacy, cardiovascular health and psychological well-being, which in turn could promote recreational physical activity and reduce stress.