Virtual Reality in Physical Therapy Education: A RCT Comparing Virtual Reality and Standardized Patient Experiences

Aaron Hartstein PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, Kory Zimney, PT, DPT, PhD, Margaret Verkuyl, NP, PHC, MN, Jean Yockey, PhD, Patti Berg-Poppe, PT, PhD

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4 Comments on “Virtual Reality in Physical Therapy Education: A RCT Comparing Virtual Reality and Standardized Patient Experiences

  1. Cool topic! Have you come across any literature that looks at changes in patient outcomes with either of these learning strategies? The assumption is that if there is an improvement in clinical decision-making that patient care will improve, but has this been shown yet?

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  2. It looks like VR learning is promising for PT education according to your study. What was the intervention duration for each group? What did the participants comment about the VR learning experience?

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  3. This is an interesting study! For your students that did the VR learning experience, did they comment about which method they preferred (VR vs standard)?

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