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Effect of a Dual-task Virtual Reality Program for Seniors with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Korean J Clin Lab Sci 2018;50:492-500  
Published on December 31, 2018
Copyright © 2018 Korean Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

Jung-Ha Hwang1, Mi-Suk Park2

1Department of Occupational Therapy, Gwangyang Health Sciences University, Gwangyang, Korea 2Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Gimhae College, Gimhae, Korea
Correspondence to: Mi-Suk Park
Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Gimhae College, 198 Saman-ro, 112 beon-gil, Gimhae 50811, Korea
Tel: 82-55-320-1743 Fax: 82-55-336-6251 E-mail: misuk0704@hanmail.net
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
This study examined the effects of a dual-task virtual reality program on the cognitive function and EEG for patients with mild cognitive impairment. A dual-task virtual reality program was performed in the experimental groups while conventional occupational therapy was carried out in the control group for 30 minutes per session, which was done five days per week for 6 weeks. The results were as follows. First, the memory of the cognitive function and balance was improved significantly in the experimental group with the dual-task virtual reality program compared to the control group with the traditional occupational therapy. Second, EEG was also increased significantly in the experimental group compared to the control group. The results of this study suggest that the dual-task virtual reality program was an effective treatment method for the elderly with mild cognitive impairment and would be a cornerstone of basic data that will be helpful to those suffering from a range of diseases.
Keywords : Computerized neurocognitive function test, Dual-task virtual reality program,Electroencephalogram, Mild cognitive impairment


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