The effects of video game playing on cognition, physical ability and sleep in older adults




Both males and females


From 40

and above



The study is conducted in response to the need to maintain older adults’ daily functioning through stimulating environments despite the aging process.

This study will involve older adults playing video games 3 times a week for 6 weeks. Your eligibility to take part in the study will be evaluated using a set of questionnaires assessing your mental status, sleep, physical activity and demographic information. Once your eligibility to take part in the study has been confirmed, baseline assessments will be taken of your cognitive and physical capabilities as well as your quality of sleep and quality of life. The same assessments done at baseline will be repeated in the fourth and final week of the study.
The trainer (i.e. research student) will provide a tutorial before the start of the study by explaining and demonstrating how the to play the game, and also supervising game playing sessions.


Clinical Trial Site: Exercise and Sport Science Discipline, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney
Phone Number: 0452296300 Email: Location: 75 East Street, Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia

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Approved By: Human Ethics Research Committee, University of Sydney              

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