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Evaluation of a rail-travel simulator for elderly adults with cognitive disorders. The Grand-Via Project, a travel therapy pilot study

Abstract : Background and purpose: Travel therapy can reduce anxiety symptoms in elderly adults with cognitive disorders. The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the use of a rail-travel simulator in this purpose. Materials and methods: The study was a prospective, single centre cohort survey. Our study population consisted of persons either from the nursing home, the cognitive and behavioural unit or the day-care centre of our uni-versity hospital. Participants were accompanied on a virtual trip using a film projection in a replica of train compartment. Participants were interviewed before and after each session using a short questionnaire developed by a multi-disciplinary team. Results: Forty-two participants performed sessions. While only 58.3% of the participants reported being relaxed before the session, this rate increased significantly to 87.5% by the end of the trip. A majority of participants gave their personal impressions and half of the group reported memories evoked by the experience. Conclusion: The majority of elderly persons who completed the virtual trip replied positively about the experi-ence. We need now to confirm the efficacy of our simulator using a randomised controlled trial.
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Isabelle Defouilloy, Julie Ernecq, Jean-Christophe Froment, Frederique Couvillers-Dek, Samir Boutalha, et al.. Evaluation of a rail-travel simulator for elderly adults with cognitive disorders. The Grand-Via Project, a travel therapy pilot study. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Elsevier, 2021, 45, ⟨10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101489⟩. ⟨hal-03601486⟩

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