Older adults' subjective well-being experiencing the exergame "I am Dolphin"
AuthorDrazich, Brittany F.
Crane, Breanna M.
Taylor, Janiece L.
Szanton, Sarah L.
Moored, Kyle D.
Krakauer, John W.
Carlson, Michelle C.
JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being
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AbstractThe objective of this study was to understand older adults’ perceptions of the connections between an exergame intervention, “I Am Dolphin,” and their subjective well-being. Researchers conducted three focus groups with 14 older adults who participated in the exergame feasibility study. The semi-structured focus groups were transcribed, coded, and analysed using deductive and inductive techniques. Three themes were constructed related to playing the exergame and participants’ subjective well-being: 1) elevated mood (through scheduled activity, immersion, and socialization), 2) feelings of achievement (especially following frustration and competition), and 3) perceived cognitive or physical changes. These findings will help researchers better understand how exergames may relate to the well-being of older adults. Future investigators could use these findings to create and implement new exergame interventions.
DescriptionThe article processing charges (APC) for this open access article were partially funded by the Health Sciences and Human Services Library's Open Access Publishing Fund for Early-Career Researchers.
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