The use of Pre-operative Virtual Reality to Reduce Anxiety in Women Undergoing Gynecological Surgeries

A Prospective Cohort Study

Jason Ju In Chan; Cheng Teng Yeam; Hwei Min Kee; Chin Wen Tan; Rehena Sultana; Alex Tiong Heng Sia; Ban Leong Sng


BMC Anesthesiol. 2020;20(261) 

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This study might have given some indication that VR relaxation technique could be a promising method for anxiety alleviation, improvement on pain perception and perceived health states during perioperative settings which could be extended for hospital use (rehabilitation, outpatient procedures, diagnostic scanning and perioperative period). This strategy may hence potentially increase patient satisfaction while providing non-pharmacological anxiolytic effects with minimal side effects.