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dc.creatorMelillo, Antonio
dc.creatorChirico, Andrea
dc.creatorDe Pietro, Giuseppe
dc.creatorGallo, Luigi
dc.creatorCaggianese, Giuseppe
dc.creatorBarone, Daniela
dc.creatorDe Laurentiis, Michelino
dc.creatorGiordano, Antonio
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-01T16:19:31Z
dc.date.available2022-09-01T16:19:31Z
dc.date.issued2022-06-28
dc.identifier.citationMelillo A, Chirico A, De Pietro G, Gallo L, Caggianese G, Barone D, De Laurentiis M, Giordano A. Virtual Reality Rehabilitation Systems for Cancer Survivors: A Narrative Review of the Literature. Cancers. 2022; 14(13):3163. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers14133163
dc.identifier.issn2072-6694
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/8108
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/8136
dc.description.abstractRehabilitation plays a crucial role in cancer care, as the functioning of cancer survivors is frequently compromised by impairments that can result from the disease itself but also from the long-term sequelae of the treatment. Nevertheless, the current literature shows that only a minority of patients receive physical and/or cognitive rehabilitation. This lack of rehabilitative care is a consequence of many factors, one of which includes the transportation issues linked to disability that limit the patient’s access to rehabilitation facilities. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has further shown the benefits of improving telemedicine and home-based rehabilitative interventions to facilitate the delivery of rehabilitation programs when attendance at healthcare facilities is an obstacle. In recent years, researchers have been investigating the benefits of the application of virtual reality to rehabilitation. Virtual reality is shown to improve adherence and training intensity through gamification, allow the replication of real-life scenarios, and stimulate patients in a multimodal manner. In our present work, we offer an overview of the present literature on virtual reality-implemented cancer rehabilitation. The existence of wide margins for technological development allows us to expect further improvements, but more randomized controlled trials are needed to confirm the hypothesis that VRR may improve adherence rates and facilitate telerehabilitation.
dc.format.extent15 pages
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofFaculty/ Researcher Works
dc.relation.haspartCancers, Vol. 14, No. 13
dc.relation.isreferencedbyMDPI
dc.rightsAttribution CC BY
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectVirtual
dc.subjectReality
dc.subjectCancer
dc.subjectRehabilitation
dc.subjectDisability
dc.subjectRobotics
dc.subjectLymphedema
dc.subjectPain
dc.subjectFatigue
dc.subjectTelemedicine
dc.titleVirtual Reality Rehabilitation Systems for Cancer Survivors: A Narrative Review of the Literature
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dc.type.genreJournal article
dc.contributor.groupCenter for Biotechnology, Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine (Temple University)
dc.description.departmentBiology
dc.relation.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/cancers14133163
dc.ada.noteFor Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, including help with reading this content, please contact scholarshare@temple.edu
dc.description.schoolcollegeTemple University. College of Science and Technology
dc.creator.orcidGiordano|0000-0002-5959-016X
dc.temple.creatorMelillo, Antonio
dc.temple.creatorGiordano, Antonio
refterms.dateFOA2022-09-01T16:19:31Z


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