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Vitenskapelig artikkel

A mixed-methods exploration of virtual reality as a tool to promote green exercise

  • Giovanna Calogiuri
  • Brendan J. Keegan
  • Siv Lena Birkheim
  • Tore Litlere Rydgren
  • Ole E. Flaten
  • Fred Fröhlich
  • mfl.


Scientific Reports
ISSN 2045-2322
e-ISSN 2045-2322
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2022
Volum: 12
Artikkelnummer: 5715
Open Access


Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85127647443



Samfunnsmedisin, sosialmedisin


Helseteknologi • Miljøpsykologi

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A mixed-methods exploration of virtual reality as a tool to promote green exercise


The salutogenic effects of green exercise are widely recognised, yet many individuals do not engage in this health-related behaviour. Using a convergent mixed methods approach, this study explored the impact of Virtual Reality (VR) mediated nature exposure on the decision-making process relating to green exercise. Three experimental trials were conducted (overall n = 136), in which healthy adults were exposed to different VR scenarios reproducing a virtual walk in an existing urban green area. Participants reported medium-high rating of intent to visit the location. Significant pre-to-post increments in future green exercise intention were observed after the VR exposure, though a significance difference was not achieved in comparison with a control condition. Qualitative analysis revealed the impact of the VR experience on behaviour regulation, and highlighted the pivotal role of anticipated emotional benefits. Despite scepticism, the VR experience was effective in arousing curiosity to explore natural environments, which was associated with environmental perceptions, nostalgic and socio-cultural perspectives.


Giovanna Calogiuri

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Institutt for sykepleie- og helsevitenskap ved Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge
  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Institutt for folkehelse- og idrettsvitenskap ved Høgskolen i Innlandet

Brendan J. Keegan

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Siv Lena Birkheim

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Institutt for helse- og sykepleievitenskap ved Høgskolen i Innlandet

Tore Litlere Rydgren

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Administrasjonen ved Høgskolen i Innlandet

Ole Einar Flaten

Bidragsyterens navn vises på dette resultatet som Ole E. Flaten
  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Institutt for Spillutdanninger – Spillskolen ved Høgskolen i Innlandet
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