PROJECT RESET

Relaxation Environment to reduce Stress in Teens

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PROJECT RESET ENROLLMENT CLOSED

RESeT Usability Pilot Study 2021

45 Seattle-area teens are testing our novel RESeT VR environment

Interested in learning more?

reset@uw.edu

 

RESET: RELAXATION ENVIRONMENT TO REDUCE STRESS IN TEENS

PURPOSE

The purpose of Project RESeT is to design and pilot a novel VR relaxation environment for teens.  Our hypothesis is that the RESeT environment will reduce adolescent stress.  We anticipate findings from this study will be used in the design of a full-scale clinical trial to test the efficacy of RESeT.

DESIGN

The RESeT pilot study uses a prospective single group design to determine RESeT usability and preliminary efficacy.

STUDY TEAM

Elin Björling, Principal Investigator 

UW Human-Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE)


Jennifer Sonney, Co-Principal Investigator 

UW School of Nursing

Graduate Students

  • Sofia Rodriguez, BS, HCDE Graduate Student

  • Nora Carr, BSN, RN, CCRN, HCDE Graduate Student

FUNDING

This pilot project is supported through the University of Washington ALACRITY Center which is funded through the NIH/NIMH National Institutes of Health grant number P50MH115837.

PRELIMINARY FINDINGS

Pilot Data

Bjorline, E.A., Sonney, J., Rodriguez, S., Carr, N., Zade, H., & Moon, S.H. (in press). Exploring the effect of a nature-based virtual reality environment on stress in adolescents. Frontiers in Virtual Reality. doi: 10.3389/frvir.2022.831026

VR Study Protocol

Sonney, J., Bjorling, E.A., Rodriguez, S., & Carr, N. (2021). Pivoting to “no contact”: Implementing a virtual reality relaxation home study for teens amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Pediatric Health Care.

 
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