We have developed a psychological intervention to prepare children for surgery under general anesthesia. This intervention consists of Virtual Reality Exposure. The effectiveness of this intervention to reduce anxiety and pain has been investigated in a randomized controlled trial.

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E.M.W.J. Utens (Elisabeth) , M.H.J. Hillegers (Manon) , B. Dierckx (Bram) , J.S. Legerstee (Jeroen)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Department of Psychology, Education, and Child Studies

Eijlers, R. (2020, October 13). Virtual Reality Exposure to Prepare Children for Surgery: Effects on Anxiety and Pain. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/130902