What is Wii?

Category: Equipment

Most popular types: Wii Fit Wii Fit Plus Wii Fit Yoga Show all


See also: Walking and Wii fit + balance board Wii Fit Wii-Fit/Wii-Sports Wii Therapy

The Wii is a home video game console by Nintendo. It consists of a console with a wireless controller, the Wii Remote, which can be used as a handheld pointing device and detect movement in three dimensions.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 24 4
Balance problems 13 6
Weight loss 9 3
Pain 4 1
Depressed mood 3 1

Show all 18 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 8
None 20

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Wii

Side effect Patients Percentage
Muscle aches 1
Muscle and joint pain 1
Muscle soreness 1
Tiredness 1


Based on patients currently using Wii

Dosage Patients Percentage
20 min daily 2
30 min daily 2
240 min weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Wii

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 11
I didn't have enough time 3
See all 14 patients who've stopped using Wii


Currently using Wii

Duration Patients Percentage
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 4

Stopped using Wii

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 17
Sometimes 10
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 16
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 14
Not specified 11
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4 patient evaluations for Wii

Aug 24, 2015 (Started Feb 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for balance problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Personal enjoyment / entertainment)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Weekly
Advice & Tips: It takes a LONG time for the Wii to get its act together which reduces the time I use it :(

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2012 (Started Feb 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 hr Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 9, 2010 (Started Jun 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Personal enjoyment / entertainment)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: If you are thinking of buying one, they are fairly expensive...approximately $350.00 for the Wii, Wii Fit and all the other games. I purchased mine through HSN (Home Shopping Network) with 5 flex payments. I have been looking for one for a couple of years and the price just never went below $300.00 (Walmart, Target, etc.) and that didn't include the Wii Fit part - which was the part I wanted and priced at $99.00. Unfortunately, you have to buy the Ninetendo Wii to use the Wii Fit so when I had the chance to purchase it through HSN, I jumped at it and am really glad I did. It's not difficult to set up; it makes exercise fun and that's why I find it so beneficial. Also, if you have family, it's great fun for everyone.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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