Relaxation Environment to reduce Stress in Teens
RESET: RELAXATION ENVIRONMENT TO REDUCE STRESS IN TEENS
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.
The RESeT pilot study uses a prospective single group design to determine RESeT usability and preliminary efficacy.
Elin Björling, Principal Investigator
Jennifer Sonney, Co-Principal Investigator
Sofia Rodriguez, BS, HCDE Graduate Student
Nora Carr, BSN, RN, CCRN, HCDE Graduate Student
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.
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.