Virtual reality for acute pain in outpatient hysteroscopy: a randomised controlled trial

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Virtual reality for acute pain in outpatient hysteroscopy : a randomised controlled trial. / Deo, N; Khan, K S; Mak, J; Allotey, J; Gonzalez Carreras, F J; Fusari, G; Benn, J.

In: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 23.06.2020.

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title = "Virtual reality for acute pain in outpatient hysteroscopy: a randomised controlled trial",
abstract = "OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of virtual reality as a distraction technique in the management of acute pain and anxiety during outpatient hysteroscopy.DESIGN: Parallel group, prospective randomised controlled trial.SETTING: UK University Hospital.METHODS: Forty consenting, eligible women were randomised to virtual reality intervention (immersive video content as a distraction method) or standard care during outpatient hysteroscopy from August to October 2018.MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Pain and anxiety outcomes were measured as a numeric rating score (scale 0-10).RESULTS: Compared with standard care, women with virtual reality intervention experienced less average pain (score 6.0 versus 3.7, mean difference 2.3, 95% CI 0.61-3.99, P = 0.009) and anxiety (score 5.45 versus 3.3, mean difference 2.15, 95% CI 0.38-3.92, P = 0.02).CONCLUSION: Virtual reality was effective in reducing pain and anxiety during outpatient hysteroscopy in a mixed-methods randomised control trial. Its wide potential role in ambulatory gynaecological procedures needs further evaluation.TWEETABLE ABSTRACT: Virtual reality can be used as a part of a multimodal strategy to reduce acute pain and anxiety in patients undergoing outpatient hysteroscopy.",
author = "N Deo and Khan, {K S} and J Mak and J Allotey and {Gonzalez Carreras}, {F J} and G Fusari and J Benn",
note = "{\textcopyright} 2020 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.",
year = "2020",
month = jun,
day = "23",
doi = "10.1111/1471-0528.16377",
language = "English",
journal = "BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology",
issn = "1470-0328",
publisher = "Wiley",

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T2 - a randomised controlled trial

AU - Deo, N

AU - Khan, K S

AU - Mak, J

AU - Allotey, J

AU - Gonzalez Carreras, F J

AU - Fusari, G

AU - Benn, J

N1 - © 2020 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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Y1 - 2020/6/23

N2 - OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of virtual reality as a distraction technique in the management of acute pain and anxiety during outpatient hysteroscopy.DESIGN: Parallel group, prospective randomised controlled trial.SETTING: UK University Hospital.METHODS: Forty consenting, eligible women were randomised to virtual reality intervention (immersive video content as a distraction method) or standard care during outpatient hysteroscopy from August to October 2018.MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Pain and anxiety outcomes were measured as a numeric rating score (scale 0-10).RESULTS: Compared with standard care, women with virtual reality intervention experienced less average pain (score 6.0 versus 3.7, mean difference 2.3, 95% CI 0.61-3.99, P = 0.009) and anxiety (score 5.45 versus 3.3, mean difference 2.15, 95% CI 0.38-3.92, P = 0.02).CONCLUSION: Virtual reality was effective in reducing pain and anxiety during outpatient hysteroscopy in a mixed-methods randomised control trial. Its wide potential role in ambulatory gynaecological procedures needs further evaluation.TWEETABLE ABSTRACT: Virtual reality can be used as a part of a multimodal strategy to reduce acute pain and anxiety in patients undergoing outpatient hysteroscopy.

AB - OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of virtual reality as a distraction technique in the management of acute pain and anxiety during outpatient hysteroscopy.DESIGN: Parallel group, prospective randomised controlled trial.SETTING: UK University Hospital.METHODS: Forty consenting, eligible women were randomised to virtual reality intervention (immersive video content as a distraction method) or standard care during outpatient hysteroscopy from August to October 2018.MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Pain and anxiety outcomes were measured as a numeric rating score (scale 0-10).RESULTS: Compared with standard care, women with virtual reality intervention experienced less average pain (score 6.0 versus 3.7, mean difference 2.3, 95% CI 0.61-3.99, P = 0.009) and anxiety (score 5.45 versus 3.3, mean difference 2.15, 95% CI 0.38-3.92, P = 0.02).CONCLUSION: Virtual reality was effective in reducing pain and anxiety during outpatient hysteroscopy in a mixed-methods randomised control trial. Its wide potential role in ambulatory gynaecological procedures needs further evaluation.TWEETABLE ABSTRACT: Virtual reality can be used as a part of a multimodal strategy to reduce acute pain and anxiety in patients undergoing outpatient hysteroscopy.

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