Chronic Pain Treatment through Virtual Reality

Filippo Guccione, Daniele La Barbera, Filippo La Paglia, Salvatore Zichichi, Brenda K. Wiederhold, Mark D. Wiederhold, Giuseppe Riva, Ambra Pintabona

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Abstract

Chronic pain is a notable issue of public healthcare, causing enormous direct and indirect costs, and a reduction of the quality of life in the affected patients. In this study, we have used Virtual Reality (VR) as a method to reduce stress, anxiety and pain in patients affected by chronic pain. We examined two cohorts of patients: an experimental group and a control group. The patients in the experimental group were administered eight VR sessions, each of those lasted thirty minutes, while the control group had a standard therapy. The results are encouraging: they demonstrate the efficacy of VR treatment and the safety of the method.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)181-184
Numero di pagine4
RivistaAnnual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine
Volume15
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

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Chronic Pain
Virtual reality
Control Groups
Therapeutics
Anxiety
Quality of Life
Delivery of Health Care
Safety
Costs and Cost Analysis
Pain
Costs

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)

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Chronic Pain Treatment through Virtual Reality. / Guccione, Filippo; La Barbera, Daniele; La Paglia, Filippo; Zichichi, Salvatore; Wiederhold, Brenda K.; Wiederhold, Mark D.; Riva, Giuseppe; Pintabona, Ambra.

In: Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine, Vol. 15, 2017, pag. 181-184.

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Guccione, Filippo ; La Barbera, Daniele ; La Paglia, Filippo ; Zichichi, Salvatore ; Wiederhold, Brenda K. ; Wiederhold, Mark D. ; Riva, Giuseppe ; Pintabona, Ambra. / Chronic Pain Treatment through Virtual Reality. In: Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine. 2017 ; Vol. 15. pagg. 181-184.
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