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The use of Virtual Reality for needle-related procedural pain and distress in children and adolescents in a paediatric oncology unit
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2009 (English)In: European Journal of Oncology Nursing, ISSN 1462-3889, E-ISSN 1532-2122, Vol. 13, no 2, 102-109 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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AIM: It is essential to minimize pain and distress during painful procedures in children. This study examined the effect of using non-immersive Virtual Reality (VR) during a needle-related procedure on reported pain or distress of children and adolescents in a paediatric oncology unit and surveyed their response to the use of VR-equipment during the procedure. METHOD: Twenty-one children and adolescents were included in an intervention group with non-immersive VR and another 21 children and adolescents in a control group where they underwent either venous punctures or subcutaneous venous port devices. Self-reported pain and distress, heart rate and observational pain scores were collected before, during and after the procedures. Semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted in conjunction with the completed intervention. RESULTS: Self-reported and observed pain and distress scores were low and few significant differences of quantitative data between the groups were found. Two themes emerged in the analysis of the interviews; the VR game should correspond to the child and the medical procedure and children enjoyed the VR game and found that it did distract them during the procedure. CONCLUSION: The interviews showed that non-immersive VR is a positive experience for children undergoing a minor procedure such as venous puncture or a subcutaneous venous port access.

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Churchill Livingstone , 2009. Vol. 13, no 2, 102-109 p.
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Integrated Caring Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-8202DOI: 10.1016/j.ejon.2009.01.003PubMedID: 19230769Local ID: 2320/11494OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-8202DiVA: diva2:889085
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