Virtual Reality on Mobile Phones to Reduce Anxiety in Outpatient Surgery

@article{Mosso2009VirtualRO,
  title={Virtual Reality on Mobile Phones to Reduce Anxiety in Outpatient Surgery},
  author={Jos{\'e} Luis Mosso and Alessandra Gorini and Gustavo De La Cerda and Tomas Obrador and Andrew Almazan and Dejanira Mosso and Jesus J. Nieto and Giuseppe Riva},
  journal={Studies in health technology and informatics},
  year={2009},
  volume={142},
  pages={195-200}
}
When undergo ambulatory surgical operations, the majority of patients experience high level of anxiety. Different experimental studies have shown that distraction techniques are effective in reducing pain and related anxiety. Since Virtual reality (VR) has been demonstrated a good distraction technique, it has been repeatedly used in hospital contexts for reducing pain in burned patients, but it has never been used during surgical operations. With the present randomized controlled study we… CONTINUE READING
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