Assessment of Anxiety using Hamilton Anxiety Scale in Augmented Reality Head Mounted Display User: A Study Protocol

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Waqar M. NaqviSakshi P. Arora

Abstract

Introduction: Anxiety disorders impact a large number of population all over the world, prohibiting them from undertaking everyday tasks such as driving, staying in crowded places, or dealing with strangers. The Hamilton anxiety (HAM-A) scale is the first rating Questionnaire for determining the sign anxiety symptoms. HAM-A is a 14 point scale containing a clinician-based questionnaire that has been utilized as a self-scored survey based on both physical and psychological symptoms. The components of questionnaires for analyzing the depressive or anxious symptoms are developed and tested in medical practice with great success. Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer-simulated world that allows the user to feel as they are physically present in it. Oculus rift is a VR ski-masked shaped goggle having a better and deeper understanding of the range and user experiences that will help to guide future efforts.Method: The cross-sectional observational study will be including 70 participants aged 18 to 32 from Ravi Nair College of Physiotherapy, India for the study. With intervention, the duration of analysis of the study will be of 6 months. HAM-A scale is used to evaluate the symptoms of anxiety in people before they show up on the oculus ...Continue Reading

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