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Fear of falling: efficacy of virtual reality associated with serious games in elderly people

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, April 2016
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Title
Fear of falling: efficacy of virtual reality associated with serious games in elderly people
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, April 2016
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s97809
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Fanny Levy, Gilles Rautureau, Odile Komano, Bruno Millet, Roland Jouvent, Pierre Leboucher

Abstract

Fear of falling is defined as an ongoing concern about falling that is not explained by physical examination. Focusing on the psychological dimension of this pathology (phobic reaction to walking), we looked at how virtual reality associated with serious games can be used to treat this pathology. Participants with fear of falling were randomly assigned to either a treatment group or a waiting list. The therapy consisted of 12 weekly sessions of virtual reality exposure therapy associated with serious games. Sixteen participants were included. The mean age of the treatment group was 72 years and that of the control group was 69 years. Participants' scores on the fear of falling measure improved after treatment with virtual reality associated with serious games, leading to a significant difference between the two groups. Virtual reality exposure therapy associated with serious games can be used in the treatment of fear of falling. The two techniques are complementary (top-down and bottom-up processes). To our knowledge, this is the first time that a combination of the two has been assessed. There was a specific effect of this therapy on the phobic reaction. Further studies are needed to confirm its efficacy and identify its underlying mechanism.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 107 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 19%
Student > Bachelor 20 19%
Student > Master 18 17%
Researcher 12 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 7%
Other 18 17%
Unknown 11 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 23 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 16%
Computer Science 9 8%
Engineering 5 5%
Other 19 18%
Unknown 16 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 January 2018.
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#2,428,847
of 14,533,317 outputs
Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#378
of 2,442 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#55,148
of 263,306 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#13
of 84 outputs
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