A randomized, controlled trial of immersive virtual reality analgesia, during physical therapy for pediatric burns

@article{Schmitt2011ARC,
  title={A randomized, controlled trial of immersive virtual reality analgesia, during physical therapy for pediatric burns},
  author={Yuko S Schmitt and Hunter G. Hoffman and David K. Blough and David R. Patterson and Mark P Jensen and Maryam Soltani and Gretchen J. Carrougher and Dana Nakamura and Sam R. Sharar},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={2011},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={
          61-8
        }
}
This randomized, controlled, within-subjects (crossover design) study examined the effects of immersive virtual reality as an adjunctive analgesic technique for hospitalized pediatric burn inpatients undergoing painful physical therapy. Fifty-four subjects (6-19 years old) performed range-of-motion exercises under a therapist's direction for 1-5 days. During each session, subjects spent equivalent time in both the virtual reality and the control conditions (treatment order randomized and… CONTINUE READING
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