Title

Feasibility of implementing Nintendo Wii Fit Exergame Program for senior citizens in Franciscan Missionaries of Mary

Date of Completion

5-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Keywords

Nintendo Wii Fit, Aged

Abstract

The research design used is a descriptive quantitative design with a convenient method of sampling. A self-made questionnaire/survey using a 5-point Likert scale and an observation checklist were utilized. Using purposive sampling, a total of 52 respondents answered the questionnaire and observational checklist; five (5) caregivers, thirty-five (35) PT interns, two (2) admin and seven (7) patients, and (3) preceptors. Based on the results of the questionnaire, both “others” and “physical arrangements” are “feasible to a moderate extent” while “human resources” and “cost” are “feasible to a limited extent”. Based on the gathered data, the researchers therefore concluded that implementing a Nintendo Wii Fit exergame program for senior citizen in Franciscan Missionaries of Mary is feasible to a moderate extent with overall mean score of 2.22. In conclusion, there are many benefits of Nintendo Wii Fit towards senior citizens, but the respondents find it feasible to a limited extent because of the limitations presented from the study and that Franciscan Missionaries of relies solely on donations.

First Advisor

Richmond E. Ordonez, PTRP

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