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Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234


To examine the safety and efficacy of Virtual Reality (VR) distraction therapy in burn patients experiencing severe procedural pain during wound care.

Study summary:

This is a prospective, randomized cross-over study of the safety and effectiveness of the use of a virtual reality distraction intervention to management procedural pain during burn wound care. Up to 20 subjects will be enrolled until 12 complete the study.


Inclusion Criteria: - 18 years or oler with thermal injury - Understands English - patient perception of previous wound care procedural pain is greater than 6 on a numeric pain scal of 0-10 where 0= no pain and 10=worst pain ever experienced - ability to use a computer mouse or hit the space bar on a computer keyboard Exclusion Criteria: - unhealed burned wounds on face, neck or head - history of severe susceptibility to motion sickness - presence of open woun ds to the hands that cannot be covered with a dressing while operating the control button - patients who report a feeling of anxiety or discomfort while viewing the Snow World software on a computer without the helmet



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Christopher Maani, MD
United States Army Institute of Surgical Research

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Location Contact:

Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: February 04, 2019

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