VR effectiveness has been tested before in Anorexia Nervosa (AN) with full-body illusion. The embodiment of patients with AN into a different virtual body to modify their long-term memory of the body is a crucial factor for the onset and maintenance of this disorder. In this pilot study, we aimed to test the usability and User Experience (UX) of this VR-based protocol. Five Italian women with AN were embodied in a virtual body resembling their perceived body size from an ego-and an allocentric perspective while remembering episodes of their life related to their body. High levels of embodiment were reported while embodied in a virtual body resembling their real perceived body size for ownership (p<0.0001), agency (p<0.01), and self-location (p<0.01). Results from UX in terms of embodiment and personal opinion collected by the think aloud and patient’s interviews show that patients with AN can benefit from using VR as a driver for assessing and modulating body image distortions in patients with eating disorders.

MATAMALA GOMEZ, M., Brivio, E., Chirico, A., Malighetti, C., Realdon, O., Serino, S., et al. (2021). Assessing User Experience of a virtual reality training in patients with anorexia nervosa: insigths from a pilot study. ANNUAL REVIEW OF CYBERTHERAPY AND TELEMEDICINE, 18, 171-175.

Assessing User Experience of a virtual reality training in patients with anorexia nervosa: insigths from a pilot study

Marta Matamala-Gomez
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Olivia Realdon;Silvia Serino;Antonios Dakanalis;Fabrizia Mantovani.
2021

Abstract

VR effectiveness has been tested before in Anorexia Nervosa (AN) with full-body illusion. The embodiment of patients with AN into a different virtual body to modify their long-term memory of the body is a crucial factor for the onset and maintenance of this disorder. In this pilot study, we aimed to test the usability and User Experience (UX) of this VR-based protocol. Five Italian women with AN were embodied in a virtual body resembling their perceived body size from an ego-and an allocentric perspective while remembering episodes of their life related to their body. High levels of embodiment were reported while embodied in a virtual body resembling their real perceived body size for ownership (p<0.0001), agency (p<0.01), and self-location (p<0.01). Results from UX in terms of embodiment and personal opinion collected by the think aloud and patient’s interviews show that patients with AN can benefit from using VR as a driver for assessing and modulating body image distortions in patients with eating disorders.
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Anorexia nervosa; User experience; Virtual reality;
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MATAMALA GOMEZ, M., Brivio, E., Chirico, A., Malighetti, C., Realdon, O., Serino, S., et al. (2021). Assessing User Experience of a virtual reality training in patients with anorexia nervosa: insigths from a pilot study. ANNUAL REVIEW OF CYBERTHERAPY AND TELEMEDICINE, 18, 171-175.
MATAMALA GOMEZ, M; Brivio, E; Chirico, A; Malighetti, C; Realdon, O; Serino, S; Dakanalis, A; Corno, G; Polli, N; Cacciatore, C; Riva, G; Mantovani, F
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