The purpose of this study was to establish ecological validity and initial construct validity of the Virtual Reality (VR) version of the Multiple Errands Test (MET) (Shallice & Burgess, 1991; Fortin et al., 2003) based on the NeuroVR software as an assessment tool for executive functions. In particular, the MET is an assessment of executive functions in daily life, which consists of tasks that abide by certain rules and is performed in a shopping mall-like setting where items need to be bought and information needs to be obtained. The study population included three groups: post-stroke participants (n = 5), healthy, young participants (n = 5), and healthy, older participants (n = 5). Specific objectives were (1) to examine the relationships between the performance of three groups of participants in the Virtual Multiple Errands Test (VMET) and at the traditional neuropsychological tests employed to assess executive functions and (2) to compare the performance of post-stroke participants to those of healthy, young controls and older controls in the VMET and at the traditional neuropsychological tests employed to assess executive functions.

Raspelli, S., Pallavicini, F., Carelli, L., Morganti, F., Poletti, B., Corra, B., et al. (2011). Validation of a Neuro Virtual Reality-based version of the Multiple Errands Test for the assessment of executive functions. In B.K. Wiederhold, S. Bouchard, G. Riva (a cura di), Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine 2011: Advanced Technologies in Behavioral, Social and Neurosciences (pp. 92-97). IOS Press [10.3233/978-1-60750-766-6-92].

Validation of a Neuro Virtual Reality-based version of the Multiple Errands Test for the assessment of executive functions

RASPELLI, SIMONA
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PALLAVICINI, FEDERICA;
2011

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to establish ecological validity and initial construct validity of the Virtual Reality (VR) version of the Multiple Errands Test (MET) (Shallice & Burgess, 1991; Fortin et al., 2003) based on the NeuroVR software as an assessment tool for executive functions. In particular, the MET is an assessment of executive functions in daily life, which consists of tasks that abide by certain rules and is performed in a shopping mall-like setting where items need to be bought and information needs to be obtained. The study population included three groups: post-stroke participants (n = 5), healthy, young participants (n = 5), and healthy, older participants (n = 5). Specific objectives were (1) to examine the relationships between the performance of three groups of participants in the Virtual Multiple Errands Test (VMET) and at the traditional neuropsychological tests employed to assess executive functions and (2) to compare the performance of post-stroke participants to those of healthy, young controls and older controls in the VMET and at the traditional neuropsychological tests employed to assess executive functions.
Capitolo o saggio
Virtual Reality; Neuropsychological Assessment; Stroke; Computer Simulation; Executive Function; User-Computer Interface
English
Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine 2011: Advanced Technologies in Behavioral, Social and Neurosciences
Wiederhold, BK; Bouchard, S; Riva, G
2011
978-1-60750-765-9
167
IOS Press
92
97
Raspelli, S., Pallavicini, F., Carelli, L., Morganti, F., Poletti, B., Corra, B., et al. (2011). Validation of a Neuro Virtual Reality-based version of the Multiple Errands Test for the assessment of executive functions. In B.K. Wiederhold, S. Bouchard, G. Riva (a cura di), Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine 2011: Advanced Technologies in Behavioral, Social and Neurosciences (pp. 92-97). IOS Press [10.3233/978-1-60750-766-6-92].
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