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Systematic reviews or meta-analyses

Use of virtual reality in rehabilitation

Javier Gonzalez-Argote ,
Javier Gonzalez-Argote

Universidad Abierta Interamericana, Facultad de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Carrera de Medicina. Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Introduction: Virtual reality is a promising medical rehabilitation tool, offering patients a safe and interactive experience to improve their quality of life. Scientific studies support its effectiveness in improving balance, coordination, and cognitive function in various conditions.
Methods: PubMed was searched for information using descriptors related to virtual reality and physical and mental rehabilitation. Twenty-nine clinical and observational trial articles published in the last 10 years in English and Spanish were selected, and the PRISMA methodology was used for systematic reviews.
Results: The results indicate that virtual reality therapy can improve motor, cognitive and psychological function in diverse patient populations. However, the effectiveness of different virtual reality approaches may vary depending on the population and rehabilitation goals.
Conclusion: Virtual reality therapy improves motor function and quality of life in patients with various medical conditions. Combining it with other therapies can enhance outcomes and shows benefits in treating neurological and psychological conditions.

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Gonzalez-Argote J. Use of virtual reality in rehabilitation. Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation / Rehabilitacion Interdisciplinaria [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 11 [cited 2024 Jul. 15];2:24. Available from:

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