Virtual Reality Experiences for Anxiety and Pain Control

Impact of Different Virtual Reality Experiences on Anxiety and Pain

Sponsors

Lead Sponsor: OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Collaborator: Oregon Health and Science University

Source OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Brief Summary

This trial studies the impact of virtual reality experiences on anxiety before surgery and pain after surgery. The goal of this study is to examine how different virtual reality experiences may help reduce anxiety and improve pain control, which may help reduce the need for medications such as opioids.

Detailed Description

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: I. To measure the impact of a gaming virtual reality (VR) experience compared to a mindfulness VR experience on preoperative anxiety and postoperative pain. OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 arms. ARM I: Patients participate in a VR intervention (Angry Birds) over 15 minutes before standard of care surgery and then participate in a VR intervention (TRIPP) over 15 minutes after surgery. ARM II: Patients participate in a VR intervention (TRIPP) over 15 minutes before standard of care surgery and then participate in a VR intervention (Angry Birds) over 15 minutes after surgery.

Overall Status Recruiting
Start Date 2021-03-05
Completion Date 2022-07-01
Primary Completion Date 2022-06-01
Phase N/A
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Change in preoperative anxiety scores Baseline up to pre surgery (estimated 1 day)
Change in postoperative pain scores Baseline after surgery up to study completion (estimated 1 day)
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Change in blood pressure immediately before intervention, and then immediately after intervention (estimated 1 day)
Patient enjoyment of each VR experience Up to study completion (estimated 1 day)
Change in heart rate immediately before intervention, and then immediately after intervention (estimated 1 day)
Patient desire to use VR more in their healthcare Up to study completion (estimated 1 day)
Enrollment 60
Condition
Intervention

Intervention Type: Other

Intervention Name: Survey Administration

Description: Ancillary studies

Intervention Type: Procedure

Intervention Name: Virtual Reality Game

Description: Participate in "Angry Birds"

Other Name: VR Game

Intervention Type: Procedure

Intervention Name: Virtual Reality Meditation

Description: Participate in "TRIPP"

Other Name: VR Meditation

Eligibility

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Adults (18 years or older and younger than 89) - Able to consent - English-speaking Exclusion Criteria: - Non-English speaking patients because the VR content is only available in English - Have symptoms concerning for an active respiratory infection or are on contact or isolation precautions - Any active eye discharge - A history of seizure, epilepsy, or hypersensitivity to flashing light - Have a history of motion sickness or vertigo - Have active nausea or vomiting - Psychiatric conditions that may interfere with the ability to successfully participate in the study - Have cardiac pacemakers - Require hearing aids at all times that cannot be removed - Have defibrillators - Have wound dressings on the head or neck that prevent comfortable use of the VR headset

Gender:

All

Minimum Age:

18 Years

Maximum Age:

89 Years

Healthy Volunteers:

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Ryan J Li Principal Investigator OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Location
Facility: Status: Contact: Investigator: OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Ryan J. Li 503-494-5355 [email protected] Ryan J. Li Principal Investigator
Location Countries

United States

Verification Date

2021-03-01

Responsible Party

Type: Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation: OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

Investigator Full Name: Ryan Li, MD

Investigator Title: Principal Investigator

Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Number Of Arms 2
Arm Group

Label: Arm I (Angry Birds, TRIPP)

Type: Experimental

Description: Patients participate in a VR intervention (Angry Birds) over 15 minutes before standard of care surgery and then participate in a VR intervention (TRIPP) over 15 minutes after surgery.

Label: Arm II (TRIPP, Angry Birds)

Type: Experimental

Description: Patients participate in a VR intervention (TRIPP) over 15 minutes before standard of care surgery and then participate in a VR intervention (Angry Birds) over 15 minutes after surgery.

Study Design Info

Allocation: Randomized

Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment

Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Masking: None (Open Label)

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