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Human Studies

2020 May 05

JMIR Form Res

Self-Administered Skills-Based Virtual Reality Intervention for Chronic Pain: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study.


Darnall BD, Krishnamurthy P, Tsuei J, Minor JD
JMIR Form Res. 2020 May 05.
PMID: 32374272.


Background: Patients with chronic pain often have limited access to comprehensive care that includes behavioral pain management strategies. Virtual reality (VR) is an immersive technology and emerging digital behavioral pain therapeutic with analgesic efficacy for acute pain. We found no scientific literature on skills-based VR behavioral programs for chronic pain populations.