Anxiolytic Effectiveness of Virtual Reality Glasses in Surgery


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Regional anesthesia allows surgery without affecting the patient's level of consciousness.However, this may cause anxiety in some patients.In previous research, scientists have tried to prevent anxiety with non-pharmacological interventions such as music and cognitive therapies.Virtual reality is thought to offer an immersive experience that can alter the mind's perception of pain. Scientists have found in previous preliminary studies that virtual reality is safe and effective as an adjunct to standard sedative/analgesic protocols for reducing patients' pain and anxiety during endoscopy, colonoscopy, dental treatments, burn dressings, and labor. In this study, it is expected that anxiety scores, postoperative analgesic need and intraoperative sedation need will decrease, recovery quality will improve and patient satisfaction will increase in patients who will undergo upper extremity surgery under regional anesthesia and watch videos through VR glasses.

Study Overview

Start Date
January 25, 2024
Completion Date
July 15, 2024
Date Posted
February 6, 2024
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Full Address
Ankara City Hospital
Ankara, Cankaya, Turkey


Minimum Age (years)
Eligibility Criteria
Inclusion Criteria:

who will undergo upper extremity surgery under regional anesthesia

Exclusion Criteria:

being under 18 years old
Those who do not have the ability to read, understand and sign the consent form
An active infection or open wound in the face or eye area
History of seizures due to an epileptic condition or any other reason
Planning to wear a hearing aid during the surgical procedure
Having a pacemaker or other implanted medical device
Having an infectious condition that is transmitted through droplets or airborne
not knowing Turkish
Not deemed suitable for the approach by the surgeon
History of psychosis or claustrophobia
Being visually and/or hearing impaired

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Study Contact Name
burak nalbant
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