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Effectiveness of virtual reality for pediatric pain distraction during IV placement
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CyberPsychology & Behavior 9 (2) pg 207-212
Objective: To assess whether a distracting virtual reality game can decrease the anxiety and pain of an IV placement in sick children.Design: Experimental Study where patients reported their degree of anxiety and pain before and after an IV line was placed. Half the sample played the game "Street Luge" for 5 minutes before and acontinued
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Age Group:
School Age (6-12 yrs)
Study Design:
Experimental Study
Source of Funding:
Mindy D. Weiss
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