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dc.title Use of virtual reality as a tool to overcome the post-traumatic stress disorder of pensioners en
dc.contributor.author Kovár, Ivan
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology
dc.identifier.issn 2088-5334 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2019
utb.relation.volume 9
utb.relation.issue 3
dc.citation.spage 841
dc.citation.epage 848
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Insight Society
dc.identifier.doi 10.18517/ijaseit.9.3.8245
dc.relation.uri http://ijaseit.insightsociety.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=1&article_id=8245
dc.subject anxiety disorder en
dc.subject emotions en
dc.subject modern technologies en
dc.subject post-traumatic stress disorder en
dc.subject virtual reality en
dc.description.abstract The aim of this paper is to analyze the influence of virtual reality (VR) on overcoming post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) of pensioners suffering from anxiety disorders. PTSD is usually developed after some serious and traumatic event. This may be for example war conflict, flood, rape, fire, death, volcano eruptions, storms, car accidents, various explosions, torture, robberies or assaults. In the first part, the article deals with a theoretical description of VR itself, namely Samsung Gear VR device that was used for the VR therapy. In this part, there is also PTSD described. The main part is about the research itself, which analyzes not only the area of VR influence in overcoming PTSD but also the basic physiological body functions of respondents - the pensioners. The aim of the paper is to research whether it is possible to improve the health status of the monitored seniors through the purposeful help of VR. The results of our psychological tests after the application of the 6 months long research intervention at the time intervals are promising because there are provable decreases in depression stress. Treatment of PTSD is often difficult, take a lot of time and it is performed mostly with anxiolytics or hypnotic sleep medications. This research presents a method that could speed up therapy and also reduce the use of pharmaceuticals which is very important. Discussion and evaluation of the research are included. © 2019 International Journal on Advanced Science Engineering Information Technology. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Applied Informatics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1008956
utb.identifier.obdid 43880752
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85068372638
utb.source j-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-16T09:30:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-16T09:30:12Z
dc.rights Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
dc.rights.access openAccess
utb.ou Department of Mathematics
utb.contributor.internalauthor Kovár, Ivan
utb.fulltext.affiliation Ivan Kovar Department of Mathematics, Tomas Bata University - Faculty of Applied Informatics, Nad Stranemi 4511, Zlin, 760 05, Czech Republic E-mail: ikovar@utb.cz
utb.fulltext.dates -
utb.fulltext.sponsorship There was a help for this research by grant no. IGA/CebiaTech/2019/003 from Tomas Bata University in Zlin.
utb.scopus.affiliation Department of Mathematics, Tomas Bata University, Faculty of Applied Informatics, Nad Stranemi 4511, Zlin, 760 05, Czech Republic
utb.fulltext.projects IGA/CebiaTech/2019/003
utb.fulltext.faculty Faculty of Applied Informatics
utb.fulltext.ou Department of Mathematics
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