Feasibility of VR Programs for Anxiety Related Disorders in an Outpatient Care Setting

Study category: Behaviors and Mental Health

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Description

For this project, semi-structured interviews will be conducted with up to 10 providers specializing in mental health care for adolescents and up to 20 adolescents, ages 14-18, with mild to moderate social anxiety symptoms. Adolescent interviews will focus on using the VR program and providing feedback on the general comfort and usability of the headset, the general virtual experience, and feedback on whether the program would be an acceptable resource to help address anxiety symptoms. For providers, information will also be collected to understand the usability, feasibility, and acceptability of using the program with patients and potential workflow barriers and strengths. The qualitative feedback gathered will determine the next steps and whether a pilot study with adolescents is warranted. Summary feedback will be shared with Rey to help inform future development and use cases.

Details
Age

Child to Adult

Eligibility

Adolescent with social anxiety or provider who treats adolescents for mental health

Inclusion Criteria Adolescents: 14-18 Years Old Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SAS-A) score in mild to moderate range Access to Wifi 8th grade+ reading level Inclusion Criteria Providers: Access to Wifi Treat adolescent populations for mental health Exclusion Criteria Adolescents: History of seizures, epilepsy, severe motion sickness or vertigo Fall risk and/or balance issues No stereoscopic vision Active psychosis and/or suicidality Currently pregnant or plans to become pregnant Exclusion Criteria Providers: History of seizures, epilepsy, severe motion sickness or vertigo Fall risk and/or balance issues No stereoscopic vision Currently pregnant or plans to become pregnant

Type of Study

Other

Scope

National

Locations

Department Specific Free Standing Clinic

Study ID

Protocol Number: 21-4407

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