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.