Effect of Wii-Based Motor and Cognitive Training on Activities of Daily Living in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease


  • Asbin Kafle
  • Syed Rais Rizvi




Parkinson’s, BBS, UPDRS, ADL, UST, MoCA, QOL, GDS.


Background: Parkinson’s disease is considered predominantly a disorder of the basal ganglia. Their vast
system of communication allows them to get involved with a variety of functions, including automatic and
voluntary motor control, procedural learning relating to routine behaviors, and emotional functions. The
association with other cortical areas ensures smoothly orchestrated movement control and motor behaviors.
Method: Experimental Study i.e. Pre to post-test experimental study design with two groups. Conventional
sampling of 60 subjects diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease were randomly distributed in two groups i.e.
group E and group C. Group C were given global exercise whereas group E were given exercise using WII
console. The outcome was assessed in terms of the Berg Balance Scale (BBS), Unified Parkinson’s Disease
Rating Scale (UPDRS), Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), and Unipedal Stance Test (UST).
The subject performed 14 individual 1-hour training sessions, twice a week for 7 weeks.
Conclusion: Based on the statistical analysis, it is concluded that WII based motor and cognitive training
have a good impact on Activity of daily living of patients with Parkinson’s disease. WII based training
showed slightly better improvement in the Experimental group.

Author Biographies

Asbin Kafle

Postgraduate, KTG College of Physiotherapy, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Syed Rais Rizvi

Associate Professor, KTG College of Physiotherapy, Bangalore, Karnataka, India