Virtual Reality Reduces Pain, Anxiety in Children
Engaging in virtual reality can significantly reduce pain and anxiety in children undergoing intravenous catheter placement, suggest the findings of a new study.
The findings of the study were published in the journal JAMA Network Open.
It isn't a matter of one needle puncture. Many children coming through the doors of Children's Hospital Los Angeles are seen for chronic conditions and often require frequent visits.
Painful procedures -- like a blood draw or catheter placement -- can cause anxiety and fear in patients. The study has shown that virtual reality can decrease pain and anxiety ...