Virtual reality and psycho-emotional health

Takeaway

  • Interventions delivered via virtual reality (VR) can promote favorable psycho-emotional health in people with a spinal cord injury (SCI).

Why this matters

  • As experiencing an SCI is associated with considerable adverse psycho-emotional health consequences, interventions aimed at improving the psychological well-being of patients undergoing rehabilitation in hospital are critical.

  • Research has shown that spending more time in natural settings during inpatient rehabilitation can positively impact rehabilitation outcomes at discharge.

  • This is the first study to investigate the effect of simulated natural environments on the psycho-emotional health of people with an SCI undergoing rehabilitation in hospital.

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