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Virtual Reality and Occupational Performance, Satisfaction, and Quality of Life of Older Adults

2018-12-31 08:23:11 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Older adult participants will complete eight immersive virtual reality (VR) sessions with the researcher, within five weeks (no more than two sessions per week may be scheduled). The screening process and assessment measures are not included in the five weeks of virtual reality. Sessions will consist of 30 minutes of use of the virtual reality goggles. During the virtual reality sessions, participants will select from a list of Oculus Go apps related to their self-identified occupational performance issues. Participants are expected to complete the session while seated with the VR set secured on their head.

Description

Virtual reality (VR) may promote engagement in meaningful daily activities that is tailored to the individual's skill level, need, and significance to their individual context. There is limited research on measurable changes in perceived meaningful daily activities after utilizing immersive VR, specifically with a head mounted display. Only in recent years have head-mounted displays become less expensive and more commercially available for research and patron purchase. At the low cost of $250, the device is within the reach of many older adult community centers for leisure and recreational use. The researchers will measure changes in occupational performance, occupational satisfaction, and quality of life for the older adult members of a community center, after eight immersive VR sessions. Sessions will consist of 30 minutes of use of the virtual reality goggles. During the virtual reality sessions, participants will select from a list of Oculus Go apps related to their self-identified occupational performance issues. Participants are expected to complete the session while seated with the VR set secured on their head.

Study Design

Conditions

Aging

Intervention

Immersive virtual reality

Location

Journey's Way
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
United States
19128

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-12-31T08:23:11-0500

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