Clinical Trial

Reducing Anxiety and Pain in Perioperative Settings

Study Description

The Use of Virtual Reality to Reduce Anxiety and Pain in Perioperative Settings

We will investigate whether the use of Virtual Reality (VR) preoperatively and intraoperatively can help treat pain and anxiety, as measured by patient feedback, vital signs trends, and the amounts of anesthetics, pain medications and anxiolytics used during surgical procedures. The VR intervention will be studied during short hand surgeries normally performed using local anesthesia and sedation.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Virtual Reality Distraction

This RCT will utilize an Oculus Go VR headset that delivers VR images and sound. Users will wear the VR headset. A research coordinator will familiarize patients with hardware before use. The VR will be used preoperatively and intraoperatively to distracts patients, and aid with the treatment of pain and anxiety.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

The Use of Virtual Reality to Reduce Anxiety and Pain in Perioperative Settings

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03744845

ParticipAid ID

e31YQb