Various barriers and facilitators to virtual reality (VR) use have been identified in the literature; however, there was previously no standardized means of holistically evaluating them across contexts using quantitative methods.

The ADOPT-VR is a self-report evaluation of the factors influencing an individual’s adoption of virtual reality technologies. Based on an extended theory of planned behaviour, the instrument assesses technology-specific features, social influences, confidence and barriers and facilitators to VR use. Face and content validity as well as sensitivity have been established in previous research. Additional psychometric testing of the instrument is underway.

Please contact me for more information about the instrument’s use for clinical and research purposes.


Glegg SMN, Holsti L, Velikonja D, Ansley B, Brum C, Sartor D (2013). Factors influencing therapists’ adoption of virtual reality for brain injury rehabilitation. Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 16(5), 385-401. doi:10.1089/cyber.2013.1506