Virtual Reality During Ultrasound Examination of Women With Endometriosis

  • End date
    Dec 1, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Updated on 28 June 2022
Accepts healthy volunteers


To evaluate the effectiveness of VR as a distraction technique in the management of acute pain and anxiety during ultrasound exam in patients with endometriosis in the outpatient setting.


A prospective, open-label, randomized control trial in a tertiary university-affiliated medical center between April to August 2020. Overall, 100 women will be randomly allocated to undergo ultrasound exam either with the use of VR (study group) or with standard treatment (control group). The primary outcome measures includ self-reported pain, anxiety scores, and vital parameters as pulse rate (PR) and respiratory rate (RR). Pain and anxiety outcomes were measured as numeric rating scores.

Condition Chronic Pain, Pelvic Pain, Endometriosis
Treatment SootheVR: AppliedVR, Los Angeles, California a head-mounted displa
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04711408
SponsorTel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Last Modified on28 June 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

patient needed ultrasound with the diagnosis of endometriosis. the diagnosis of endometriosis is based on ultrasound finding or previous surgery

Exclusion Criteria

women who reported the use of analgesia 6 hours prior to the procedure
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