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Effect of the Virtual Reality Cognitive Rehabilitation Program on Cognition Ability and Activities of Daily Living in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment

  • Journal of the Korean Society of Physical Medicine
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Phys Med
  • 2020, 15(4), pp.155-161
  • DOI : 10.13066/kspm.2020.15.4.155
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Physical Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Physical Therapy > Other physical therapy
  • Received : October 21, 2020
  • Accepted : November 10, 2020
  • Published : November 30, 2020

Hyeok-Jun Kang 1 Sang-Ryul Kim 1 Jeong-Heon Kim 1 Dae-Heon Song 1 Ji-Eun Yang 1 Mi-Ran Chu 1 LEE HYUN MIN ORD ID 2

1호남대학교 물리치료학과
2호남대학교

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ABSTRACT

PURPOSE: This study investigated the effect of a head-mounted display (HMD) based virtual reality (VR) cognitive rehabilitation program on the cognitive ability and activities of daily living in patients with mild cognitive impairment. METHODS: This study enrolled 5 mild cognitive impairment patients at the G welfare center in Gwangju metropolitan city. Patients were examined using the MMSE- DS (Mini mental state examination-dementia screening). The VR cognitive rehabilitation program was applied twice a week for four weeks. The functional independence measure (FIM) and Loewenstein occupational therapy cognitive assessment-geriatric population (LOTCA-G) were compared before and after applying the VR cognitive rehabilitation program. RESULTS: Subsequent of application of the VR cognitive rehabilitation program, significant increase was observed in the LOTCA-G score. The FIM score was also perceived to increase, after the intervention, but was not statistically significant. CONCLUSION: Application of the VR cognitive rehabilitation program as a therapy is effective in improving the visual perception, and upper extremity executive ability, especially orientation, thinking organization, attention, and concentration.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.