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Papers: 12 Nov 2022 - 18 Nov 2022


Front Psychol


Virtual Reality Animal Rescue World: Pediatric virtual reality analgesia during just noticeable pressure pain in children aged 2-10 years old (crossover design).


Alrimy T, Alhalabi W, Malibari AA, Alzahrani F S, Alrajhi S, Alhalabi M, Hoffman HG
Front Psychol. 2022; 13:963765.
PMID: 36389517.


Excessive pain during medical procedures is a worldwide medical problem. Most scald burns occur in children under 6, who are often undermedicated. Adjunctive Virtual Reality (VR) distraction has been shown to reduce pain in children aged 6-17, but little is known about VR analgesia in young children. This study tests whether desktop VR (VR Animal Rescue World) can reduce the just noticeable pressure pain of children aged 2-10.