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Effects of treatment with non-immersive virtual reality in the quality of life of people with Parkinson's disease

This research aimed to investigate the effects of treatment with non-immersive virtual reality in the quality of life of individuals with Parkinson's disease before and after treatment with the questionnaire of Parkinson's disease PDQ-39. It corresponds to an experimental study, quantitative, of uncontrolled clinical trial type. It involved 14 individuals who underwent 20 individual treatment sessions divided into two weekly sessions lasting 30 to 40 minutes each. In the data analysis, the Wilcoxon test was used to find the value of statistical significance p = 0.05. The scores of Questionnaire Parkinson's disease-39 overall and its domains decreased when compared to the evaluation period and the revaluation of patients. However, p values express that this decrease was significant if specific areas for mobility, emotional well-being, stigma and cognition, and the Questionnaire score of Parkinson's Disease-39 overall. Thus, the results demonstrated that non-immersive virtual reality contributed positively on the quality of life of these individuals.

Virtual Reality; Parkinson Disease; Quality of Life; Occupational Therapy


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