student profile: Ms Shuhada Binti Mansor


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Thesis work

Thesis title: Relations of lifestyle & well-being with cognitive functions

Supervisors: Chin Moi CHOW , Mark HALAKI

Thesis abstract:

Not much is known of the dynamic interaction between demographics, lifestyle behaviours, and cognitive functions and its contribution to perceived QoL as each is often singled out as an independent factor associated with QoL. Based on the present extent of knowledge, the current work focused on exploring the nature of interaction between demographics, lifestyle (physical activity, video gaming, dietary intake, sleep), cognitive functions and QoL in healthy adults. This explorative study highlighted the centrality of video game use and cognitive functions to QoL. Further analysis showed video game use and cognitive functions were accounted by demographics and lifestyle behaviours at varying extent. In addition, based on the presented literature, a second objective was identified which led to the investigation of the causal relation between video game use and cognitive functions in older population. A systematic review with meta-analysis and meta-regression was conducted that concludes video gaming has significant, but limited, effects on cognitions; these effects were however subjected to several moderators such as sex, type of video game, training duration, and parameter of cognitive outcome. The findings from this review were used to guide a piloted randomised controlled trial, using multiple type of video games, to examine the effects of video games on cognition and well-being on older adults. Having a greater understanding view of multi-variable interaction is imperative to determine which of the variables are most significant to well-being. This understanding, as a result, will guide proper selection of appropriate health interventions.

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Journals

  • Mansor, N., Chow, C., Halaki, M. (2018). Cognitive effects of video games in older adults and their moderators: a systematic review with meta-analysis and meta-regression. Aging and Mental Health, Published online: 20 Feb 2019. [More Information]

2018

  • Mansor, N., Chow, C., Halaki, M. (2018). Cognitive effects of video games in older adults and their moderators: a systematic review with meta-analysis and meta-regression. Aging and Mental Health, Published online: 20 Feb 2019. [More Information]

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