Volume 22, Issue 2

Advances in Psychological Treatment for the Fibromyalgia: Use of virtual reality for to induce positive emotions, to promote activity pacing. Un pilot study

Fibromyalgia is a complex syndrome that includes biological, psychological and social factors with a great impact on the quality of life. The best way to address this complexity is through a multidimensional approach in which psychological aspects have a great relevance. In this regard, several cognitive-behavioral interventions have proven its effectiveness, although the results are still modest. The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help to improve the effectiveness of some components of the treatment. The aim of this paper is to present the development and preliminary results of a virtual reality system designed to induce positive emotions and promote motivation and behavioral activation in patients with fibromyalgia.

fibromyalgia, activity pacing, virtual reality, treatment

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