Virtual Reality clinical trials at UCSF
1 research study open to eligible people
Virtual Reality as a Postoperative Pain Management Adjunct in Older Adults: An Acceptability and Feasibility Study
open to eligible people ages 65 years and up
This single-arm mixed methods study aims to determine potential differences in self-reported postoperative pain intensity levels, anxiety, and state of relaxation through immediate pre-post intervention evaluation among those aged 65 or older who receive immersive virtual reality during their hospitalization, up to three days following major elective surgery. In addition, the investigators will evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of virtual reality for use in this older adult population. This study will not evaluate the efficacy of VR. The main questions this study seeks to answer are: 1. What is the feasibility and acceptability of using immersive virtual reality to impact clinical outcomes such as pain, anxiety, and relaxation in older adults who have undergone major elective surgery? 2. What is the older adult's user experience with virtual reality during hospitalization up to the three days following major elective surgery?
San Francisco, California
Our lead scientists for Virtual Reality research studies include Linda Park, PhD, NP, RN.