Patient Receptiveness to Using Virtual Reality

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Mass General Brigham

Status

Completed

Conditions

Anxiety
Pain

Treatments

Device: Virtual Reality Exposure

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03528668
2017P002788

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study will evaluate the acceptability, use, and general effect that exposure to virtual reality has on hospitalized patients reporting at least one discomfort including recent or current moderate-severe pain.

Full description

Patients with moderate-severe pain will be approached with approval of nursing staff and front line nurse manager who determine their appropriateness for a trial of virtual reality (VR) exposure for up to 30 minutes. The trial and use of VR will be explained after meeting the inclusion criteria and they will be asked about their level of interest in trying the VR headset. If interested, the subject will indicate their verbal consent to proceed with the VR trial. They will be asked about any baseline discomforts of pain, anxiety/stress or other discomfort; which will be rated on a 0-10 numeric (visual analog) scale. A baseline heart rate will be recorded in beats per minute. The headset will be applied and adjusted for comfort, then the app will be started along with a timer to track the duration of their use up to a maximum of 30 minutes. When the Headset is removed, the duration of use will be noted. The change in post-exposure heart rate (in beats per minute) and discomforts of pain, anxiety/stress or other discomforts (subtracting baseline from 5 minute post-exposure data) will be recorded. Subjects will be asked about the ease of use, whether or not they would use VR again, and for any other comments they would like to express. The headset will be disinfected between patient use.

Enrollment

89 patients

Sex

All

Ages

20 to 80 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • English-speaking
  • Inpatients on a general care unit
  • Current or recorded moderate to severe pain in past 24 hours

Exclusion criteria

  • Receiving palliative/end of life care;
  • Admitted for treatment of psychiatric or mental health disorder
  • History of seizure or stroke
  • Legally blind or deaf
  • Moderate or severe cognitive impairment
  • Head wounds or bandages
  • On isolation precautions.

Trial contacts and locations

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