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.

Virtual reality, exposure, virtual reality exposure, children, surgery, pediatrics
E.M.W.J. Utens (Elisabeth) , M.H.J. Hillegers (Manon) , B. Dierckx (Bram) , J.S. Legerstee (Jeroen)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
978-94-6416-087-1
hdl.handle.net/1765/130902
For copyright reasons there is a partial embargo for this dissertation
Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies

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