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The use of virtual reality in screening for preclinical Alzheimer's disease: A scoping review protocol


Tian, Y and Kuruvilla, MV and Park, M, The use of virtual reality in screening for preclinical Alzheimer's disease: A scoping review protocol, PLoS One, 18, (2) pp. 1-9. ISSN 1932-6203 (2023) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0282436


Introduction: Preclinical Alzheimer's disease (AD) represents the earliest phase of AD, often years before the onset of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). There is a pressing focus on identifying individuals in the preclinical AD phase to alter the trajectory or impact of the disease potentially. Increasingly, Virtual Reality (VR) technology is being used to support a diagnosis of AD. While VR technology has been applied to the assessment of MCI and AD, studies about how best to utilize VR as a screening tool for preclinical AD are limited and discordant. The objectives of this review are to synthesize the evidence pertaining to the use of VR as a screening tool for preclinical AD as well as to identify factors that need to be considered when utilizing VR to screen for preclinical AD.

Methods and analysis: The methodological framework proposed by Arksey and O'Malley (2005) will be introduced to guide the conduction of the scoping review, and Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses extension for scoping reviews (PRISMA-ScR) (2018) will be used to organize and structure the review. PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, ScienceDirect and Google Scholar will be used to search for literature. Obtained studies will be screened for eligibility based on predefined exclusion criteria. A narrative synthesis of eligible studies will be performed, after tabulating the extracted data from existing literature, to answer the research questions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:virtual reality, alzheimer's disease, entorhinal cortex, preclinical, scoping review protocol
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Neurosciences
Research Field:Neurosciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Tian, Y (Miss Yuan Tian)
UTAS Author:Kuruvilla, MV (Dr Maneesh Kuruvilla)
UTAS Author:Park, M (Dr Mira Park)
ID Code:155555
Year Published:2023
Deposited By:Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2023-03-01
Last Modified:2023-03-06

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