|Age:||18 years or older|
|Keywords:||virtual reality, Pain Procedures, anxiety|
Before your pain procedure:
You will fill out a survey collecting basic information such as: age, gender, duration of pain, anxiety level, and pain level prior to procedure.
You will then be randomly allocated to either a VR group (wearing a VR headset) or a control group (routine procedure without a VR headset). The randomization will be done with a computer program.
During your procedure:
The VR group will be wearing a VR headset during the procedure. The VR headset will be playing a pre-selected simple relaxation experience.
The control group will not be wearing a VR headset, and will proceed with the procedure as usual.
You will not be able to choose which study group you are in, control vs. virtual reality. See below.
After the procedure:
You will fill out a basic survey to rate your anxiety level, satisfaction with your treatment, pain score post procedure, and global impression of change.
Your interventional pain procedure will be carried out in the usual manner and with the appropriate procedural consent from, with or without the VR headset.
The treatment you get will be chosen by chance, like flipping a coin. Neither you nor the study doctor will choose what treatment you get. You will have an equal chance of being given each treatment. You will not be told which treatment you are getting, however your study doctor will know.
Have any questions or want to learn more? Leave your contact details below and the research team will reach out to you.