Tag: perioperative anxiety

Study: VR technology helps reduce patient anxiety prior to surgery

Editor's Note In this original investigation published by JAMA Network on October 31, researchers have found that using virtual reality (VR) technology to give patients familiarity with the surgical setting and surgical tools prior to a procedure can help to reduce their anxiety. The study included 74 patients, ages 18…

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By: Brita Belli
November 30, 2023

Effect of augmented reality on perioperative anxiety

Editor's Note 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…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 17, 2023

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