Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 2522318
Sist endret: 28. oktober 2021, 13:40

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 2522318
Sist endret: 28. oktober 2021, 13:40
Prosjekt

Virtual Reality as a facilitator for participation in society among persons with mental health or substance use disorders

prosjektleder

Lars Lien
ved Nasjonal kompetansetjeneste for samtidig rusmisbruk og psykisk lidelse

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Nasjonal kompetansetjeneste for samtidig rusmisbruk og psykisk lidelse

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Helsetjeneste- og helseadministrasjonsforskning

HRCS-helsekategori

  • Mental helse

HRCS-forskningsaktivitet

  • 8 Helse- og sosialtjenesteforskning
  • 8.2 Helse- og velferdsøkonomi

Kategorier

Prosjektkategori

  • Anvendt forskning

Tidsramme

Aktivt
Start: 1. desember 2021 Slutt: 30. november 2025

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Tittel

Virtual Reality as a facilitator for participation in society among persons with mental health or substance use disorders

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

This collaborative and user driven study aims to deploy virtually reality technology(VRT) to enhance social inclusionamong persons with MHD/SUD who belong to one of the most disadvantaged groups. They are marginalized when itcomes to education, employment, meaningful activity and social relations. The Norwegian Service User Plan, aregister on persons with MHD/SUD, shows that meaningful daily activities are the greatest challenge for thesepersons. The ability to be included in the society as regular citizens is one of the strongest desires and an indicator ofquality of life. According to recent research, lack of social inclusion among persons with MHD/SUD is both intrinsicand structural in nature, but there is no panacea to solve this problem. To a limited degree, VRT has been utilized intreating MHD/SUD, but little is known about the target groups behavior and attitudes towards VRT and how an ehealthsolution could be beneficial to avoid marginalization. The greatest challenge in our study is the possible lackof interest among the target group and their health care workers to use VRT as a tool to improve social inclusion. Wehave received support for the study from our two collaboration partners RIO - an user organisation and themunicipality of Hamar, that using VRT may be a possible "life turning tool" for persons with MHD/SUD. Further, VRTsare advancing rapidly and we might end up using outdated VRT until we have the results. To mitigate this we put anemphasis on the development of software and less on hardware and believe that the VRT we build will be genericand useful for any type of hardware. The anticipated results will have far reaching implications for the quality of lifeof persons with MHD/SUD including other marginalized groups. Providing a VRT may have positive effects on thedelivery of care to under served groups, and might further have economic implications with more resources areavailable to expand services to those in greatest need.

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder
Aktiv cristin-person

Lars Lien

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Nasjonal kompetansetjeneste for samtidig rusmisbruk og psykisk lidelse

Marja Leonhardt

  • Tilknyttet:
    Lokalt ansvarlig
    ved Nasjonal kompetansetjeneste for samtidig rusmisbruk og psykisk lidelse
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