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Journal of Aging Research
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 597573, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/597573
Research Article

Wii-Fit for Improving Gait and Balance in an Assisted Living Facility: A Pilot Study

1Reynolds Department of Geriatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
2Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), Central Arkansas Veterans Health Administration System, 2200 Fort Roots Drive (3J/NLR), North Little Rock, AR 72114, USA
3Department of Psychiatry, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
4Department of Family Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
5Department of Psychiatry, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA

Received 3 January 2012; Revised 1 March 2012; Accepted 23 March 2012

Academic Editor: James Lindesay

Copyright 漏 2012 Kalpana P. Padala et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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