Chronic pain treatment through virtual reality

Giuseppe Riva, Brenda Kay Wiederhold, Danilo Guarino, Filippo La Paglia, Marco Daino, Valerio Maiorca, Salvatore Zichichi, Filippo Guccione, Ambra Pintabona, Mark D. Wiederhold, Brenda K. Wiederhold, Daniele La Barbera

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Abstract

Chronic pain is a notable issue of public healthcare, causing enormous direct and indirect costs, and a reduction of the quality of life in the affected patients. In this study, we have used Virtual Reality (VR) as a method to reduce stress, anxiety and pain in patients affected by chronic pain. We examined two cohorts of patients: an experimental group and a control group. The patients in the experimental group were administered eight VR sessions, each of those lasted thirty minutes, while the control group had a standard therapy. The results are encouraging: they demonstrate the efficacy of VR treatment and the safety of the method.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)181-184
Numero di pagine4
RivistaAnnual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine
Volume15
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2017

Keywords

  • Analgesia
  • Chronic pain
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Palliative care
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Virtual reality

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