Last updated on May 2019

Perioperative Virtual Reality for Pediatric Anesthesia


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Anxiety | ANXIETY NEUROSIS
  • Age: Between 5 - 12 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients aged 5-12 years
  • Patients present in preoperative area for induction of general anesthesia for an elective surgery or procedure

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with injuries to the head/face that would prohibit wearing of headsets
  • Patients with loss of consciousness, altered mental status, life-threatening injuries/illness or multi-trauma
  • Patients with open skin, lice, scabies, or other infectious skin conditions on the head/face
  • Patients with a history of or current symptoms of vertigo
  • Patients who are blind
  • Patients with significant developmental or cognitive delays who may not be able to engage with or tolerate the virtual reality environment, as determined by their parent/caregiver
  • Patients on whom the VR headset does not fit appropriately
  • Non-English speaking patients (due to limited availability of non-English study documents and consents)

Recruitment Status: Closed


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