Effects of Computer Based Virtual Reality Program on Clinical Rehabilitation in Korea: A Meta-analysis

컴퓨터 기반 가상현실 프로그램의 국내 임상재활 적용 효과: 메타분석

  • Kwon, Jae-Sung (Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Health Science, Cheongju University)
  • 권재성 (청주대학교 보건의료대학 작업치료학과)
  • Received : 2015.05.15
  • Accepted : 2015.07.20
  • Published : 2015.07.28


Meta-analysis was conducted to examine effects of computer based virtual reality on clinical rehabilitation in Korea. The data were analyzed as the ICF categorizations. The papers used in this study were located through domestic data search engines. The fifteen studies were selected among the studies published between 1995 and 2014. The PEDro score was used for qualitative assessment. The sample size and the average and standard deviations of pre and post tests were analyzed through a meta-analysis. The PEDro scores of the selected studies were 6 points higher and 338 participants were involved. The effect size of combined data was 1.030, activities and participation 1.120, sensory function 1.199 as indicated by a "large effect size" and the effect size of mental function was 0.557 as indicated by a "medium effect size." As a result, virtual reality program as a adjunctive therapeutic methods has proven the effect. In particular, the effects were demonstrated in activities and participation, sensory function. However there was no evidence of the effectiveness of mental function.


Virtual reality;Rehabilitation;Convergence;ICF;Meta-analysis


Supported by : 청주대학교 보건의료과학연구소


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