Healthy Living

Creative Approaches to Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

VR can help CF patients who also suffer emotionally and mentally

Undergoing regular treatment for cystic fibrosis can be extremely arduous for patients, especially when they’re children. It’s difficult to sit still in a hospital room when you’d rather be outside or playing with friends. Research indicates that depressive mood disorders accompany about 80% of hospitalized cystic fibrosis patients, often likely because of the fact that they are isolated and miss out on many of the experiences most children enjoy. Additionally, research also indicates that the better spirits a patient is in, the better chance he or she has for having successful treatment. A patient’s emotional and mental wellbeing corresponds significantly with their physical wellbeing. Because doctors have recognized the link between these two factors, they’re turning to VR to help boost patients’ moods.