Virtual Reality Job Interview Training for Brain Injuries

Phase-Based Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Kessler Foundation, East Hanover, NJ
Brain Injuries+2 More
Virtual Reality Job Interview Training - Other
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
Brain Injuries

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether virtual reality may help improve job reentry skills for individuals with traumatic brain injury.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Brain Injuries
  • Brain Injuries, Traumatic
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Virtual Reality Job Interview Training will improve 1 primary outcome in patients with Brain Injuries. Measurement will happen over the course of 1 month.

1 month
Change in Mock Job Interview Score at 1 month

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Wonderworks
VR-JIT
Placebo group

This trial requires 60 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Virtual Reality Job Interview Training is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. Some patients will receive a placebo treatment. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

VR-JIT
Other
In this arm, participants would participate in simulated interviews utilizing a software program and virtual interviewer, once a week for 90 minutes.
Wonderworks
Other
In this arm, participants would participate in a similar intervention, also once a week for 90 minutes. However, in this arm, the intervention would be in a virtual office environment completing office tasks.

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 1 month
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly 1 month for reporting.

Closest Location

Kessler Foundation - East Hanover, NJ

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 4 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
I am 18 to 65 years old. show original
I have been injured for at least one year. show original
I can speak and read English fluently. show original
I have a brain injury that is classified as being moderate to severe. show original

Patient Q&A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Is virtual reality job interview training safe for people?

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This large-scale trial suggests that VR-based job interview training is safe. There was no difference in the ability between groups to cope with the demands of the simulated interview. The safety of the training is not based on subjective reports of fear of the situation and willingness to participate.

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How many people get brain injuries a year in the United States?

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The current data suggest that a large number of adults and children in the United States develop a head injury each year. Although the cause of head injuries is varied, the risk factors are common and modifiable, and it is important that we recognize and treat these problems.

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What are common treatments for brain injuries?

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Most treatments for brain injuries, except surgery, have only been used in minor studies. Brain damage from brain injuries, including TBI in particular, is associated with many physical impairments and symptoms, often affecting quality of life and causing considerable losses of productivity, and there is now strong motivation to find effective treatments of brain injury.

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What causes brain injuries?

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Brain injury can occur in a wide range of conditions, including: trauma and infection, stroke, and head injury ([traumatic brain injury](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/traumatic-brain-injury), traumatic brain injury). Causes of traumatic brain injury include motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries, and falls during pregnancy and childbirth. The brain can be injured at various stages during life including the perinatal period, childhood, and later life. Prevention of these injuries can improve recovery, and in most cases it is very important to remember that many causes of brain injury are prevented when we remember that prevention is far better than treatment.

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What is brain injuries?

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Brain injuries can be classified into four categories: traumatic brain injury (TBI); neurovascular disease (ND); infectious and metabolic diseases of the brain (IMD); and brain tumors. The majority of brain injuries are TBIs. The first two categories are most frequently seen in children, and IMDs, tumors, and NVD are most commonly seen in the old.

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What are the signs of brain injuries?

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Cessation of the ability to hold a job and difficulty with concentration and memory are the most common signs of brain injuries. Preexisting depression and anxiety are

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Can brain injuries be cured?

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While the majority of brain injuries can be cured, a small number can never be cured. Some conditions will lead to a fatal outcome. Therefore, all patients requiring brain surgery should be considered a potentially curable population.

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What are the latest developments in virtual reality job interview training for therapeutic use?

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The authors describe how a single patient who used VR training in the first half of 1998 was able to be employed at a medical group practice just several months later. Moreover, the results of the study reveal that, in the late third decade of the 21st century, there is a much greater potential for therapeutic use with VR.

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What is the average age someone gets brain injuries?

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Overall prevalence for mild to severe [traumatic brain injury](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/traumatic-brain-injury) is 24.7/100.000 inhabitants. At 0-4 years of age the lifetime risk of brain injury (severe or moderate) is 5.3/100.000 inhabitants and at 16-19 years of age in 2.6/100.000 inhabitants. The lifetime risk of brain injury for people aged 70-74 and 80-82 is 9.6/100.000 and 1.3/100.000 inhabitants, respectively. Overall, in most countries the lifetime risk of brain injury is about 8.7/100.000 inhabitants.

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Is virtual reality job interview training typically used in combination with any other treatments?

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Recent findings revealed a beneficial effect of VRA for training the technical skills necessary for successful performance as an ambulance paramedic regardless of the treatment method used. Moreover, the VRA method was most effective for improving the technical abilities of novices. Recent findings indicated that VRA may become the standard approach with ambulance crews.

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What is virtual reality job interview training?

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For future work place training and simulations, virtual reality job interview training can be an effective technique in attracting job candidates and teaching job interview skills.

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What is the latest research for brain injuries?

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The majority of clinical trials on brain injuries focused on either the effects of brain-injured individuals upon the world or rehabilitation processes. Although the latter is relatively new, brain injuries are often diagnosed after the initial injury and therefore the treatment procedures are targeted toward improving or preventing the injuries.

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