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dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Palacios, Azucena
dc.contributor.authorHerrero Camarano, Rocío
dc.contributor.authorVizcaíno, Yolanda
dc.contributor.authorBelmonte, Miguel Ángel
dc.contributor.authorCastilla, Diana
dc.contributor.authorMolinari, Guadalupe
dc.contributor.authorBaños, Rosa
dc.contributor.authorBotella, Cristina
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-15T11:08:34Z
dc.date.available2016-03-15T11:08:34Z
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.identifier.citationGARCIA-PALACIOS, Azucena, et al. Integrating Virtual Reality With Activity Management for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia: Acceptability and Preliminary Efficacy. The Clinical journal of pain, 2015, vol. 31, no 6, p. 564-572ca_CA
dc.identifier.issn0749-8047
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10234/153845
dc.description.abstractObjectives: Cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT) for fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) are important interventions in the management of this condition. Empirical evidence reports that although the results are promising, further research is needed to respond more appropriately to these patients. This study focuses on exploring the use of Virtual Reality (VR) as an adjunct to the activity management component. The aim of this study is to present the results of a small-sized randomized controlled trial to test the preliminary efficacy and acceptability of this component. Materials and Methods: The final sample was composed of 61 women diagnosed with FMS according to the American College of Rheumatology. The sample was randomly allocated to 2 conditions: VR treatment and treatment as usual. Results: Participants in the VR condition achieved significant improvements in the primary outcome: disability measured with the FIQ. The improvement was also significant in secondary outcomes, such as perceived quality of life and some of the coping strategies included in the Chronic Pain Coping Inventory: task persistence and exercise. There were no differences in other secondary outcome measures like pain intensity and interference and depression. Participants reported high satisfaction with the VR component. Discussion: The effects were related to the psychological aspects targeted in the treatment. The component was well accepted by FMS patients referred from a public hospital. These findings show that the VR component could be useful in the CBT treatment of FMS and encourage us to continue exploring the use of integrating VR with CBT interventions for the treatment of FMS.ca_CA
dc.description.sponsorShipThe research presented in this paper was funded in part by Fundació La Marató de TV3 (Ajuts de la Marató de TV3 2006), Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. Spain. PROYECTOS CONSOLIDER-C (SEJ2006-14301/PSIC), Fundació Caixa Castelló-Bancaixa (P11B2009-30), and by Generalitat Valenciana, Redes de Excelencia ISIC (ISIC/2012/012).ca_CA
dc.format.extent38 p.ca_CA
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfca_CA
dc.language.isoengca_CA
dc.publisherWolters Kluwer Healthca_CA
dc.relation.isPartOfThe Clinical journal of pain, 2015, vol. 31, no 6ca_CA
dc.rightsCopyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.ca_CA
dc.subjectchronic painca_CA
dc.subjectfibromyalgiaca_CA
dc.subjectcognitive-behavioral therapyca_CA
dc.subjectactivity managementca_CA
dc.subjectinformation and communication technologyca_CA
dc.subjectvirtual realityca_CA
dc.titleIntegrating Virtual Reality With Activity Management for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia Acceptability and Preliminary Efficacyca_CA
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca_CA
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AJP.0000000000000196
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_CA
dc.relation.publisherVersionhttp://journals.lww.com/clinicalpain/Abstract/2015/06000/Integrating_Virtual_Reality_With_Activity.10.aspxca_CA


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