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AP 41- Non-interactive virtual reality to manage pain

Desirée Loreto-Quijada, José Gutiérrez-Maldonado, Olga Gutiérrez-Martínez, University of Barcelona, Rubén Nieto-Luna, Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona


ISBN: 1988-5253 ·
2011 · 16.5x23.5 cm

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AP 41

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The purpose of the present study is to investigate the impact of a non-interactive virtual reality (VR) intervention on pain related measures and on cognitive variables during a cold-pressor experience. Forty-six healthy participants underwent two consecutive cold-pressor trials, one staring to a virtual figure and one without VR, in counterbalanced order. During the VR intervention, participants were asked to passively imagine the correspondence between a stereoscopic VR figure and the experienced pain. Results showed no significant differences between the VR and no-VR condition for either pain or cognitive measures. The usefulness of a non-interactive VR intervention versus active VR strategies to cope with pain is discussed.

Keywords: virtual reality, pain, coping, cold pressor, catastrophizing.