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.

Danilo, G., Filippo LA PAGLIA, ., Marco, D., Valerio, M., Salvatore, Z., Filippo, G., et al. (2017). Chronic Pain Treatment through Virtual Reality. ANNUAL REVIEW OF CYBERTHERAPY AND TELEMEDICINE, 15, 181-184.

Chronic Pain Treatment through Virtual Reality

Filippo LA PAGLIA
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Salvatore ZICHICHI;GUCCIONE, Filippo;Daniele LA BARBERA
2017

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.
Settore M-PSI/08 - Psicologia Clinica
Settore MED/25 - Psichiatria
Settore MED/34 - Medicina Fisica E Riabilitativa
Settore MED/48 -Scienze Infermierist. e Tecn. Neuro-Psichiatriche e Riabilitat.
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Danilo, G., Filippo LA PAGLIA, ., Marco, D., Valerio, M., Salvatore, Z., Filippo, G., et al. (2017). Chronic Pain Treatment through Virtual Reality. ANNUAL REVIEW OF CYBERTHERAPY AND TELEMEDICINE, 15, 181-184.
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