Volume 25, Issue 2

Effectiveness of the Treatment Program Virtual Flight with Mexican Population

In recent years virtual reality (VR) has been used as a tool in the treatment of Flying Phobia (FF). The ""Virtual Flight"" program has showed its efficacy in the Spanish population (Botella, Osma, García-Palacios, Quero, & Baños, 2004). The current research aims to test this program in Mexican population. Results obtained after treatment and at the 1-year follow-up period confirm its effectiveness and efficiency establishing its clinical utility, which implies the analysis of the applicability and possibility of the intervention in the context where it has to be offered. These results add empirical evidence in the use of VR and show the generalization of the used procedures and techniques in Mexican population.

anxiety, flying specific phobia, psychological treatment, virtual reality

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