Volume 12 - Summer 2014

You can download the issue here


Preface v

Brenda K. Wiederhold and Giuseppe Riva


Positive Change: Connecting the Virtual and the Real 3

Brenda K. Wiederhold and Giuseppe Riva

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

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

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

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-López, Xantal Lobera-Espi, Joana Pla and Ferran Vilalta-Abella

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