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Table 2 Studies included in the systematic review: analysis of the methodological quality, instruments and equipment to perform the therapy

From: Virtual reality therapy for rehabilitation of balance in the elderly: a systematic review and META-analysis

Author/Year PS Outcome evaluation tools Virtual Reality Therapy
TREML, 2012 [15] 7 Berg Balance Scale; Functional Range; Performance Oriented Gait and Balance Assessment; Unipedal Support Nintendo Wii console associated with Balance Board and Wii Fit games
RENDON, 2012 [8] 6 TUG; Balance of Confidence Scale; Geriatric Depression Scale Nintendo Wii console associated with Balance Board and Wii Fit games
YEN, 2011 [18] 7 Dynamic computerized posturography: Standing sensory organization test, sitting cognitive test and sensory organization test and standing cognitive test Balance board, LCD monitor and a personal computer
MUSSATO, 2012 [9] 7 Stabilometric Platform (Baropodometry), Unipedal Support and TUG. Nintendo Wii console associated with Balance Board and Wii Fit games
LEE, 2013 [10] 7 Unipedal Support, Berg Balance Scale, Functional Range, TUG, Sitting and standing up, Gait Rite System, Falls Efficacy Scale PlayStation 2 with the EyeToy accessory: Play 1.2, 3″ (Sony Computer Entertainment)
SZTURM, 2011 [16] 8 Gait Rite System, Berg Balance Scale, TUG, Balance Confidence Scale, modified version of the Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction and Balance Pressure mat associated with computer games
BIERYLA, 2013 [17] 4 Berg Balance Scale; Fullerton Advanced Balance Scale; Functional Range and TUG Nintendo Wii console associated with Balance Board and Wii Fit games
LAI, 2013 [20] 8 Berg Balance Scale; Falls Efficacy Scale, TUG and Force Platform for Static Balance Xavix Measured Step System (XMSS)
FRANCO, 2012 [14] 7 Berg Balance Scale; Tinetti’s Scale; Quality of Life Questionnaire - SF36 Nintendo Wii console associated with Balance Board and Wii Fit games
TOULOTTE, 2012 [19] 7 Unipedal Support; Tinetti’s Scale and Wii Fit test Nintendo Wii console associated with Balance Board and Wii Fit games
  1. *PS PEDro Scale. TUG Timed Up and Go test