Virtual reality in multiple sclerosis - A systematic review

Virtual reality in multiple sclerosis - A systematic review

Author Massetti, Thais Google Scholar
Trevizan, Isabela Lopes Google Scholar
Arab, Claudia Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Favero, Francis Meire Google Scholar
Ribeiro-Papa, Denise Cardoso Google Scholar
de Mello Monteiro, Carlos Bandeira Google Scholar
Abstract Introduction: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease in which the insulating cover of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. The methods used for motor rehabilitation of patients with neurological problems require the performance of several rehabilitation exercises. Recently, studies related to the use of video game consoles have proliferated in the field of motor rehabilitation. Virtual reality (VR) has been proposed as a potentially useful tool for motoring assessment and rehabilitation. Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the results shown in previous studies on "Multiple Sclerosis" and "Virtual Reality". Method: A bibliographic review was performed without time limitations. The research was carried out using PubMed and BVS databases. Considering keywords, we included articles that showed the terms "Multiple Sclerosis" and "Virtual Reality". The review was according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines Results: The initial search yielded 41 articles. After the duplicates were removed, two authors independently evaluated the title and abstract of each of the articles with the study inclusion criteria. From these, 31 articles were excluded based on the title and abstract. Finally, 10 articles were isolated that met the inclusion criteria. Conclusion: VR represents a motivational and effective alternative to traditional motor rehabilitation for MS patients. The results showed that VR programs could be an effective method of patients with MS rehabilitation in multiple cognitive and / or motor deficits. Additional research is needed to support the rehabilitation protocols with VR and increase the effects of treatment. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords Multiple Sclerosis
Virtual Reality
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Oxford
Language English
Date 2016
Published in Multiple Sclerosis And Related Disorders. Oxford, v. 8, p. 107-112, 2016.
ISSN 2211-0348 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier Sci Ltd
Extent 107-112
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000382345200021

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