Navigation Links
Study: Casual Video Games Demonstrate Ability to Relieve Stress, Improve Mood: Potential Clinical Significance Highlighted
Date:4/28/2008

in a peer-reviewed journal later this year. High-level findings of the study are provided below. Additional data, including detailed charts, can be found at http://www.edu.ecu/biofeedback.

"I've conducted many clinical studies in the area of recreational therapy in the past, but this was the first one seeking to determine the potential therapeutic value of video games," stated Dr. Russoniello. "The results of this study are impressive and intriguing, given the extent of the effects of the games on subjects' stress levels and overall mood. When coupled with the very high degree of confidence we have in those results based on the methodology and technologies used, I believe there is a wide range of therapeutic applications of casual games in mood-related disorders such as depression and in stress-related disorders including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Granted, this study was a first step and much more needs to be done before video games can be prescribed to treat medical conditions. However, these exciting results confirm anecdotal evidence that people are playing casual video games to improve their mood and decrease their stress, and herald casual games' potential in health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment of stress- and mood-related disorders."

Stress Relief

With respect to stress relief, measured primarily through HRV which captures sympathetic (fight or flight) and para-sympathetic (relaxation) nervous system activity by assessing the variability in the heart's "beat-to-beat" interval, Bejeweled was found to reduce physical stress activity by 54% compared to the control group. There was no statistical difference between male and female subjects. Peggle and Bookworm Adventures did not reduce subjects' physical stress levels significantly but did affect psychological tension, depression and other aspects of mood, in some cases dramatically (see below).

Change
'/>"/>

SOURCE East Carolina University
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Related medicine news :

1. Study: Counseling trauma victims causes secondary trauma
2. RIT study: Sign language interpreters at high ergonomic risk
3. U-M study: Work hassles hamper sleep
4. Study: Health shocks diminish wealth more later in life
5. Study: Treating post-traumatic stress first helps children overcome grief
6. Geisinger study: Use of digital health records improve health of the elderly
7. Study: Pregnant Women Who Eat More Fish, Including Canned Tuna, Have Smarter Children
8. Study: Dramatic rise in hepatitis C-related deaths in the United States
9. New Study: Pycnogenol(R) Improves Memory in Elderly
10. New Study: Aging Baby Boomers Could Overwhelm U.S. Health Care System by 2017, Unless Decisive Action Is Taken
11. WHI follow-up study: Risks of long-term hormone therapy continue to outweigh benefits
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2015)... ME (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... Royal ... large, new study that followed men and women for 19 years and found that, ... who did not take multivitamins. , The report is part of the September 2015 ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... ... Two of Washington D.C.’s most respected chefs are using their global expertise and ... “the next big thing” in the culinary world by Elle Spain, award-winning culinary duo ... and reclaiming culinary traditions on the brink of extinction. According to Amy and Luigi, ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... 2015 , ... METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to announce that ... Kit, EasySampler data is automatically transferred to, and reported with, the referring chemical ... , EasySampler fully automates the sampling process including sampling capture, quench ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... Ogawa’s new ... the massage robots more effective and humanlike than ever before. With the goal of ... Ogawa Refresh and the Ogawa Active SuperTrac. , As in its name, the ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Éminence Organic Skin Care ... VitaSkin™ Exfoliating Peels. This revolutionary collection of natural peel solutions complements the existing ... , Formulated with alpha hydroxy acids and natural active ingredients, these results-oriented ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Study Finds Multivitamins Extend Life After Stroke, Retailer Reports 2Health News:Chefs Amy Riolo and Luigi Diotaiuti Embark on Culinary Diplomatic Quest to Build Bridges through Global Cuisine 2Health News:Chefs Amy Riolo and Luigi Diotaiuti Embark on Culinary Diplomatic Quest to Build Bridges through Global Cuisine 3Health News:Chefs Amy Riolo and Luigi Diotaiuti Embark on Culinary Diplomatic Quest to Build Bridges through Global Cuisine 4Health News:New Technology Allows Unattended Sampling and Synthesis of Chemical Reactions 2Health News:New Technology Allows Unattended Sampling and Synthesis of Chemical Reactions 3Health News:Ogawa World USA Releases New Massage Chairs to the US 2Health News:Ogawa World USA Releases New Massage Chairs to the US 3Health News:Éminence Organic Skin Care Introduces Results-Oriented Exfoliating Peels for Every Skin Type 2Health News:Éminence Organic Skin Care Introduces Results-Oriented Exfoliating Peels for Every Skin Type 3
... 8 Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., today became the 16th ... administrator for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). ... and the Department of Health and Human Services on May 15. ... director of the New York City (NYC) Health Department since 2002. ...
... Scient,x Groupe, S.A. ("Scient,x" or the "Company") announced ... facility with Oxford Credit Corporation and an incremental equity ... The total credit and equity package amounts to $12.5 ... Oliver Burckhardt, President and CEO of Scient,x stated, "I ...
... Attorney General Eric Holder will be honored and deliver brief remarks ... Ceremony on TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009 at ... will present the Joel A. Toubin Memorial Award to the Attorney ... Holder , , WHAT: To be honored and ...
... subbing plant-based proteins for animal ones also lowered cholesterol ... Atkins diet, one that substitutes plant-based proteins for animal-based ... their cholesterol, new research shows. , "In just two ... look much better metabolically ... I think this becomes ...
... Campaign: "Performance Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care" to reduce mortality ... - , , WASHINGTON, June 8 ... improvement campaign pledging to reduce mortality among first-year dialysis patients - ... country by 20 percent by the end of 2012. ...
... SEIU UHW negotiators and County officials preserve funding levels , ... SEIU UHW bargaining team representing homecare workers in Sacramento County are ... and healthcare benefits in the face of economic distress. County officials ... with federal stimulus funds to assure no loss of pay for ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Begins Role as CDC Director and ATSDR Administrator 2Health News:Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Begins Role as CDC Director and ATSDR Administrator 3Health News:Scient'x Groupe, S.A. Announces Completion of Credit Facility and Incremental Capital Infusion 2Health News:'Eco-Atkins' Diet Sheds More Than Pounds 2Health News:'Eco-Atkins' Diet Sheds More Than Pounds 3Health News:Rep. Lewis Commends Kidney Care Partners' Health Care Campaign to Improve Survival Rates of First-Year Dialysis Patients in Georgia 2Health News:Rep. Lewis Commends Kidney Care Partners' Health Care Campaign to Improve Survival Rates of First-Year Dialysis Patients in Georgia 3Health News:Sacramento Homecare Workers' Pay, Healthcare Guaranteed 2
(Date:8/31/2015)... TWINSBURG, Ohio , Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... and applications, has acquired MACTek Corporation, a leading ... part of Pepperl+Fuchs, strategy to further extend its ... the WirelessHART market.    "We are ... to our existing portfolio," said Jim Bolin ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... , Aug. 31, 2015  Daktari Diagnostics today announced a ... United States and Canada , ... The deal, worth up to $8.5 million over the next ... clinical validation and regulatory approval of Daktari,s HCV test. ... point-of-care instrument that can detect low levels of virus directly ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... , Aug. 31, 2015  On August 5, 2015, ... Oregon denied motions to dismiss securities ... GALE ) and certain of its directors. The class ... "pump and dump" scheme to artificially inflate Galena,s stock ... the stock price was inflated, sold massive amounts of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Daktari Enters Collaboration Agreement with Merck to Develop Test for Hepatitis C Virus 2Daktari Enters Collaboration Agreement with Merck to Develop Test for Hepatitis C Virus 3Galena Biopharma, Inc. Stock Alert: Schubert Firm Investigates Potential Breaches of Fiduciary Duty 2
... Mich., Oct. 19 Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK ... 2010 as follows: Third Quarter Highlights ... currency basis (6.9% as reported) to $1,768 million Orthopaedic ... as reported) MedSurg Equipment sales increased 16.3% on ...
... SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 19 Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... financial results for the fiscal 2011 second quarter and six ... market closes on Monday, October 25, 2010. An earnings conference ... 26, 2010 at 11:00 AM ET. To access ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Stryker Reports 7% Sales Growth, 14% Adjusted Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended September 30, 2010 2Stryker Reports 7% Sales Growth, 14% Adjusted Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended September 30, 2010 3Stryker Reports 7% Sales Growth, 14% Adjusted Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended September 30, 2010 4Stryker Reports 7% Sales Growth, 14% Adjusted Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended September 30, 2010 5Stryker Reports 7% Sales Growth, 14% Adjusted Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended September 30, 2010 6Stryker Reports 7% Sales Growth, 14% Adjusted Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended September 30, 2010 7Stryker Reports 7% Sales Growth, 14% Adjusted Net Earnings Growth for Quarter Ended September 30, 2010 8Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. Sets Time for Discussion of Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Financial Results 2
... feature a 2 adjustable belt buckle. You adjust ... the Apron off your shoulders. And now theres ... the female anatomy. ,For additional back support try ... reduce pressure on the vertebrae and help "lift ...
... modular and flexible system that can record up to ... the comfort of their home. The recorder weighs less ... pouch. The alkaline batteries are in a separate compartment ... standard flash memory card. EEG data recording time can ...
... on over 20 years of experience ... for the Life Sciences, the Freedom ... and possibilities for expansion according to ... easy-to-use software, Freedom EVOware, each system ...
... PROVISION Surgical Helmet System from DePuy offers ... This system helps meet OSHA recommendations regarding ... while creating a new standard for comfort. ... to offer unequaled comfort, featuring a lightweight, ...
Medicine Products: