Virtual Reality has been used to manage pain and distress associated with a variety of medical procedures. In clinical settings and experimental studies, participants immersed in VR experienced reduced levels of pain and increased satisfaction.Category:
Selected Articles/Websites of Interest
American Society of Anesthesiologists. “Studies show potential of virtual reality to reduce children’s anxiety, pain.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 October 2018. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181024131504.htm.
Scapin S, Echevarría-Guanilo ME, Boeira Fuculo Junior PR, Gonçalves N, Rocha PK, Coimbra R. “Virtual Reality in the treatment of burn patients: A systematic review.” Burns. 2018 Sep;44(6):1403-1416.
Mosso Vázquez JL, Mosso Lara D, Mosso Lara JL, Miller I, Wiederhold MD, Wiederhold BK. “Pain Distraction During Ambulatory Surgery: Virtual Reality and Mobile Devices.” Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2019 Jan;22(1):15-21.