Volume 12, Summer 2014


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Preface                                                                                                                                                                                                                           v

Brenda K. Wiederhold and Giuseppe Riva


Review Board                                                                                                                                                                                                                 vi

Brenda K. Wiederhold and Giuseppe Riva


Section I. Editorial


Positive Change: Connecting the Virtual and the Real                                                                                                                                                   3

Brenda K. Wiederhold and Giuseppe Riva


Section II. Critical  Reviews


Enabling eHealth as a Pathway for Patient Engagement: A Toolkit for Medical Practice                                                                                               13

Guendalina Graffigna, Serena Barello, Stefano Triberti, Brenda K. Wiederhold, A. Claudio Bosio and Giuseppe Riva


Section III. Evaluation Studies


Positive Technology: A Free Mobile Platform for the Self-Management of Psychological Stress                                                                                   25

Andrea Gaggioli, Pietro Cipresso, Silvia Serino, Danilo Marco Campanaro, Federica Pallavicini, Brenda K. Wiederhold and Giuseppe Riva


Virtual Humans and Formative Assessment to Train Diagnostic Skills in Bulimia Nervosa                                                                                            30

José Gutiérrez-Maldonado, Marta Ferrer-Garcia , Joana Pla and Antonio Andrés-Pueyo


A Personal Health Information Toolkit for Health Intervention Research                                                                                                                         35

Paul N. Kizakevich, Randall Eckhoff, Stacey Weger, Adam Weeks, Janice Brown, Stephanie Bryant, Vesselina Bakalov, Yuying Zhang, Jennifer Lyden and James Spira


Cognitive Assessment of OCD Patients: NeuroVR vs Neuropsychological Test                                                                                                            40

Filippo La Paglia, Caterina La Cascia, Rosalinda Rizzo, Flavia Cangialosi, Margherita Sanna, Giuseppe Riva and Daniele La Barbera


A (Cyber)Place for Wellbeing: Managing Interactions in eHealth                                                                                                                                   45

Carlo Galimberti, Eleonora Brivio, Fabiana Gatti, Paolo Gambini and Maurizio Binello


Simulated Job Interview Improves Skills for Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses                                                                                                         50

Laura Boteler Humm, Dale Olsen, Morris Be, Michael Fleming and Matthew Smith

Controlling a Stream of Paranoia Evoking Events in a Virtual Reality Environment                                                                                                      55

Reza Giga Isnanda, Willem-Paul Brinkman, Wim Veling, Mark van der Gaag and Mark Neerincx

Compelling Evidence that Exposure Therapy for PTSD Normalizes Brain Function                                                                                                      61

Michael J. Roy, Michelle E. Costanzo, James R. Blair and Albert A. Rizzo


Effects of Simulation Fidelity on User Experience in Virtual Fear of Public Speaking Training An Experimental Study                                              66

Sandra Poeschl and Nicola Doering


Development of a VR Application for Binge Eating Treatment: Identification of Contexts and Cues Related to Bingeing Behavior in Spanish and Italian

Patients                                                                                                                                                                                                                           71

Marta Ferrer-Garcia, José Gutiérrez-Maldonado, Joana Pla, Giuseppe Riva, Alexis Andreu-Gracia, Antonios Dakanalis, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda, Laura Forcano, Joan Ribas-Sabaté, Nadine Riesco, Mar Rus-Calafel, Isabel Sánchez and Luís Sanchez-Planell


Section IV. Original  Research


The Mediating Role of Facebook Fan Pages                                                                                                                                                                  79

Wen-Hai Chih, Li-Chun Hsu, Kai-Yu Wang and Kuan-Yu Lin

Marketing Analysis of a Positive Technology App for the Self-Management of Psychological Stress                                                                             83

Brenda K. Wiederhold, Chelsie Boyd, Camelia Sulea, Andrea Gaggioli and Giuseppe Riva

VR Mobile Solutions for Chronic Stress Reduction in Young Adults                                                                                                                               88

Kenneth Gao, Chelsie Boyd, Mark D. Wiederhold and Brenda K. Wiederhold


Quantifying the Effectiveness of Virtual Reality Pain Management: A Pilot Study                                                                                                          94

Camelia Sulea, Ahmad Soomro, Brenda K. Wiederhold and Mark D. Wiederhold


Parental Mediation and Cyberbullying – A Longitudinal Study                                                                                                                                         98

Grace S. Chng, Albert Liau, Angeline Khoo and Dongdong Li

Cognitive Assessment of Stroke Patients with Mobile Apps: A Controlled Study                                                                                                           103

Jorge Oliveira, Pedro Gamito, Diogo Morais, Rodrigo Brito, Paulo Lopes and Lucia Norberto


What Do We Mean by Social Networking Sites?                                                                                                                                                             108

Louise La Sala, Jason Skues and Lisa Wise


Online Perspective-Taking as an Intervention Tool Against Cyberbullying                                                                                                                     113

Evert Van Den Broeck, Karolien Poels, Heidi Vandebosch and Kathleen Van Royen

Grief Support Groups in Second Life                                                                                                                                                                              118

Margaret M. Lubas and Gianluca De Leo

How Do Client and Therapists in Online Text Therapy Experience Their Exchanges and Relationship?                                                                       123

D’Arcy J. Reynolds Jr.


Exploring Identity Motives in Twitter Usage in Saudi Arabia and the UK                                                                                                                        128

Heyla A. Selim, Karen M. Long and Vivian L. Vignoles

The Impact of Cyberstalking: The Lived Experience – A Thematic Analysis                                                                                                                  133

Emma Short, Sarah Linford, Jacqueline M. Wheatcroft and Carsten Maple


Section V. Clinical Observations


Virtual Reality Graded Exposure Therapy with Arousal Control for the Treatment of Combat Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder:

A Follow Up Case Series                                                                                                                                                                                                  141

Dennis Patrick Wood, Robert L. McLay, Jennifer Webb-Murphy, Mark D. Wiederhold, James L. Spira, Jeff M. Pyne

and Brenda K. Wiederhold

Validation of VR-Based Software for Binge Eating Treatment: Preliminary Data                                                                                                             146

Marta Ferrer-Garcia, José Gutiérrez-Maldonado, Mario Agliaro-pez, Xantal Lobera-Espi, Joana Pla and Ferran Vilalta-Abella


Section V. Work in Progress


Assessing the Mental Frame Syncing in the Elderly: A Virtual Reality Protocol                                                                                                               153

Silvia Serino, Pietro Cipresso, Andrea Gaggioli and Giuseppe Riva

Intersubjectivity in Video Interview                                                                                                                                                                                     158

Lise Haddouk

NIRS Study of the Effects of Computerized Brain Training Games for Cognitive Rehabilitation of Major Depressive Disorder Patients

in Remission: A Pilot Study                                                                                                                                                                                               163

Shaira Payzieva and D. Maxmudova


Usability Assessment of the Virtual Multitasking Test (V-MT) for Elderly People                                                                                                             168

Giulia Corno, Stéphane Bouchard and Hélène Forget


Addressing Cultural Contexts in the Management of Stress via Narrative and Mobile Technology                                                                                 173

Matthew D. Lee, Xiao Kang and Nancy Hanrahan


Giuseppe Riva,
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