Active and passive distraction using a head-mounted display helmet: effects on cold pressor pain in children.

@article{Dahlquist2007ActiveAP,
  title={Active and passive distraction using a head-mounted display helmet: effects on cold pressor pain in children.},
  author={Lynnda M. Dahlquist and Kristine D McKenna and Katia K Jones and Lindsay Dillinger and Karen E. Weiss and Claire Sonntag Ackerman},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={794-801}
}
OBJECTIVE The current study tested the effectiveness of interactive versus passive distraction that was delivered via a virtual reality type head-mounted display helmet for children experiencing cold pressor pain. DESIGN Forty children, aged 5 to 13 years, underwent 1 or 2 baseline cold pressor trials followed by interactive distraction and passive distraction trials in counterbalanced order. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Pain threshold and pain tolerance. RESULTS Children who experienced either… CONTINUE READING
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