Chronic Pain Treatment through Virtual Reality

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

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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
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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    La Barbera, D., La Paglia, F., Riva, G., Pintabona, A., Wiederhold, B. K., Wiederhold, M. D., Guccione, F., & Zichichi, S. (2017). Chronic Pain Treatment through Virtual Reality. ANNUAL REVIEW OF CYBERTHERAPY AND TELEMEDICINE, 15, 181-184.