Research VR-PAIN Project Technology in Physiotherapy Education

Mar 31, 2023

Brona Fullen, Associate Professor, UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science is undertaking a research project that is developing virtual reality clinical scenarios to support the development of clinical education skills in pain management in Physiotherapy programmes in three universities across Europe.

What is this research about?
The VR-PAIN project aims to improve pain science clinical reasoning skills in Physiotherapy Programmes in three universities across Europe by developing virtual reality scenarios.  To help inform the development of these new virtual reality scenarios we are seeking feedback from people living with chronic pain (pain for more than 6 months) about the skills they believe are necessary for Physiotherapists to have and how these skills can be integrated into the scenarios. We wish to have an equal number of males and females and aged between 20-60 years with a range of chronic pain conditions e.g. migraine, chronic low back pain, neck pain. The study has received ethics exemption from the UCD Human Research Ethics committee (LS-C-23-67-Fullen).

Learn More / Take Part

If you wish to learn more about the study or decide to take part in the study please read the 2023 CPI Information sheet and contact the principal investigator Brona Fullen (details contained in above information sheet). She will arrange a suitable time to discuss the study by phone or answer any questions you have by email, whichever you prefer. Once all your questions have been answered, if you still wish to participate you will be asked to complete a short demographic form (age, chronic pain diagnosis, gender) and informed consent form which will be sent by email using Survey Monkey. The online workshop will be held on zoom on Monday 17th April 2023, 2:00-4.00pm

The VR-PAIN project (Use of technology in Physiotherapy education) is funded by the Higher Education Authority Erasmus Plus programme.

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