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2021, Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part E

Immersive virtual reality is effective in improving the physical condition and quality of life of sedentary university students: A randomized clinical trial


Author(s): Felipe Lima Rebêlo, Luiz Fellipe de Souza Silva, Antônio Áureo Melo Filho, Allan David Borges Bastos, Paulo Roberto Oliveira Silva Filho, Aline Carla Araújo Carvalho and Jullyana de Souza Siqueira Quintans

Abstract: Objective: To analyze the effects of immersive virtual reality training compared to conventional training on conditioning and quality of life of sedentary university students. Design: A randomized controlled trial with two intervention arms, concealed allocation, per protocol analysis, and blinded assessment.
Results: In the intragroup analysis of physical conditioning using the shuttle walk test, the experimental group increased by 77.78 meters (95% CI, 25.3m to 130.1m) and the 6-minute walk test the control group improved by 89.92m (95% CI, 33.3m 146.5m). Both groups improved in assessments of quality of life in the physical domain, with increases in scores of 65.49 (95% CI 56.48 to 74.49) and 63.79 (95% CI 51.36 to 76.22); in the psychological domain, an increase of 12.96 (95% CI 3.84 to 22.08) and 14.81 (95% CI 4.42 t 25.20); and, in the general assessment of quality of life, an increase of 88.75 (95% CI59.9 to 117.6) and 81.84 (95% CI 36.5 to 127.1), in the experimental group and the control group, respectively. After two months, there was a maintenance of gains. Conclusion: Immersive virtual reality training and conventional training have the same effect on the improvement of physical conditioning and quality of life in sedentary university students.


DOI: 10.22271/kheljournal.2021.v8.i3e.2096

Pages: 280-285  |  126 Views  15 Downloads

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Felipe Lima Rebêlo, Luiz Fellipe de Souza Silva, Antônio Áureo Melo Filho, Allan David Borges Bastos, Paulo Roberto Oliveira Silva Filho, Aline Carla Araújo Carvalho, Jullyana de Souza Siqueira Quintans. Immersive virtual reality is effective in improving the physical condition and quality of life of sedentary university students: A randomized clinical trial. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(3):280-285. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/kheljournal.2021.v8.i3e.2096
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