This study from the University of Miami examines the effect of a preoperative walkthrough of a patient’s day of surgery using augmented reality (AR) on perioperative anxiety levels.
A total of 95 patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery at an outpatient surgery center were randomized to an AR intervention treatment group (46 patients) or a standard instructions control group (49 patients). The main outcome was change in State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) scores.
The researchers found that:
The findings suggest that AR may be an effective means of decreasing preoperative anxiety, the researchers say.Read More >>