Incardona Roberta Maria

Ritratto di Incardona Roberta Maria
39 cycle

Research interests

Clinical Developmental Psychology, Pediatric Psycho-oncology, Health Psychology, Virtual reality (VR).

Regarding my research, according to the literature, children and teenagers with onco-haematological conditions could have serious cognitive, motor, and psychological short- and long-term consequences due to oncological treatment, especially when they are diagnosed at a younger age.

The aim is to evaluate these skills and identify the effect of a series of intervention programs adopting both classic and technological approach.

Virtual Reality is adopted as a distraction tool to alleviate symptoms (such as pain and anxiety) and induce positive emotions for pediatric patients, particularly when they have to undergo painful and stressful medical procedures.


Tremolada, M., Taverna, L., Vietina, F., Incardona, R. M., Pierobon, M., Bonichini, S., Biffi A. & Bisogno, G. (2023). Adolescents and young adults with oncohematological disease: Use of social networks, impact of SARS-COV-2 and psychosocial well-being. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 14, 1239131.

Tremolada, M., Rosa, M., Incardona, R. M., Taverna, L., & Guidi, M. (2023). Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Psychosocial Well-being and Adaptation in Children and Adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(3), 2182. doi:

Incardona, R. M., Bonichini, S., & Tremolada, M. (2023). Emotional Intelligence and Use of Social Networks in Adolescents. doi:

Tremolada, M., Tasso, G., Incardona, R. M., Tumino, M., Putti, M. C., Biffi, A., & Pillon, M. (2022). Pain coping strategies in pediatric patients with acute leukemias in the first month of therapy: Effects of treatments and implications on procedural analgesia. Cancers, 14(6), 1473. doi: