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Seattle, Washington 98104


Purpose:

Using Virtual Reality as a form of pain control for trauma patients.


Study summary:

The purpose of the study is to investigate the effectiveness of virtual reality (a form of distraction) in order to reduce patients' pain from trauma.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Age greater than or equal to 12 years - Compliant and able to complete questionnaires - Hospitalization for internal injuries requiring a laparotomy or for orthopedic injuries (closed long bone or calcaneus fractures). - A minimum of 3 days hospitalization - No history of psychiatric (DSM-IV-R Axis I) disorder - Not demonstrating delirium, psychosis or any form of Organic Brain Disorder - Able to communicate verbally - Able to take oral medications - Baseline pain level of >=5/10 - English-speaking Exclusion Criteria: - Age less than 12 years - Not capable of indicating pain intensity - Not capable of filling out study measures - Hospitalization of less than 3 days - Evidence of traumatic brain injury - History of psychiatric (DSM-IV-R Axis I) disorder as evidenced in the admitting RN and MD admission notes. - Demonstrating delirium, psychosis or any form of Organic Brain Disorder and associated memory problems. - Unable to communicate orally. - Unable to take oral medications - History of sig. cardiac, endocrine, neurologic, metabolic, respiratory, gastrointestinal or genitourinary impairment - Receiving prophylaxis for alcohol or drug withdrawal - Developmental disability - Mini-mental status score of greater than 20 in patients older than 80 years or suspected of cognitive deficits - Non-English Speaking - Extreme susceptibility to motion sickness - Seizure history


NCT ID:

NCT00739076


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
David R Patterson, Ph.D
University of Washington


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Seattle, Washington 98104
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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