Increasing Exercise Capacity of Patients With Heart Failure by Wii Gaming (HF-Wii)

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Linköping University (LiU)

Status

Completed

Conditions

Heart Failure

Treatments

Behavioral: Motivational support only
Behavioral: Structured access to a Wii game computer (Wii)

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01785121
HF-Wii

Details and patient eligibility

About

The study objectives are to determine the effectiveness of structured access to a Wii game computer compared to motivational support only in heart failure patients on exercise capacity and daily activity. Secondly, to determine the effectiveness of structured access to a Wii game computer compared to motivational support only in heart failure patients on the combined endpoint of death, readmission and quality of life. The following research questions will be addressed: * What is the effectiveness of structured introduction and access to a Wii game computer in patients with heart failure to improve their exercise capacity compared to patients with heart failure in a control group who only receive motivational support? * What is the effectiveness of structured introduction and access to a Wii game computer in patients with heart failure compared to patients with heart failure in a control group who only receive motivational support to increase their daily physical activity, decrease health care use and improve quality of life? * What are experiences of heart failure patients and how is their exercise motivation when they are introduced and instructed to play with a Wii game computer?

Full description

Substudy HF-WII PLUS MEDIYOGA In this substudy Medical Yoga will be tested in a randomized group next to the Wii and the control group in the HF-Wii study and therefore the substudy will be called HF-Wii plus MediYoga. In addition to the usual treatment and information about rehabilitation and daily activities for heart failure patients, this group will train a 60-minute yoga class twice a week. Patients will sit on chairs or yoga mats to perform yoga. Each patient will perform a total of 20-24 sessions over a 12-weeks period. A session will include 10 min warm-up and breathing exercises, 40 minutes of yoga postures and finally 10 min relaxation and meditation. At the end of each session, participants have the opportunity to discuss their experiences or questions. At the first visit, participants will receive a CD and a booklet with yoga postures and instructions. Patients are encouraged to train Medi Yoga at home with a target of one session a day. All yoga sessions will be conducted by a certified Medicare Yoga instructor.

Enrollment

605 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Diagnosed with HF (NYHA I-IV) (independent of Ejection Fraction: both patients with a preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) or reduced ejection fraction (HFREF) can be included)
  • Older than 18 years, there is no upper age limit
  • Speak/understand the language of the country where the intervention is taken place

Exclusion criteria

  • The patient is expected to be unable to use the Nintendo Wii due to visual (see a TV screen at a distance of 3 m) cognitive (assessed by the HF nurse or cardiologist) or motor impairment (the patient should be able to swing his arm at least 10 times in a row)
  • The patient has restrictions that would them unable patients to fill in data collection material
  • The patient has a life expectancy shorter than 6 months

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

605 participants in 2 patient groups

Control Group
Active Comparator group
Description:
Patients who are randomized to the MSO group will get a protocoled exercise advice from a member of the HF team (nurse, cardiologist or physiotherapist). During the first three months after inclusion, patients will be phoned after 2, 4, 8, 12 weeks to discuss their current activity.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Motivational support only
Wii Group
Experimental group
Description:
Patients who are randomized to the Wii group will be introduced to the Nintendo Wii game computer in an introduction lesson of approximately two hours and the Wii will be installed at home. During the first three months after inclusion, patients will be phoned after 2, 4, 8, 12 weeks to discuss their experiences with the Wii or to solve possible problems
Treatment:
Behavioral: Structured access to a Wii game computer (Wii)

Trial contacts and locations

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