Virtual reality as a distraction intervention for women receiving chemotherapy.

  title={Virtual reality as a distraction intervention for women receiving chemotherapy.},
  author={Susan M. Schneider and Maryjo Prince-Paul and M J Allen and Paula A. P. Silverman and Deborah Talaba},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  volume={31 1},
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To explore the use of virtual reality as a distraction intervention to relieve symptom distress in women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer. DESIGN Crossover study. SETTING The outpatient clinic of a midwestern comprehensive cancer center. SAMPLE 20 women 18-55 years of age. METHODS Using a crossover design, 20 subjects served as their own controls. For two matched chemotherapy treatments, one pretest and two post-test measures were employed. Participants were… 

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