Virtual reality (VR) is emerging as effective distraction therapy for patients undergoing painful and/or distressing healthcare procedures. Women with current/previous O&G service contact and O&G professionals completed questionnaires. Topics included: i) VR use in clinical settings (e.g. labour, hysteroscopy), ii) hardware (i.e. types of head equipment), and iii) software (i.e. content, audio) options. A consultation meeting was held with women, O&G professionals and VR-technologists to enable real-world insight into VR. 247 questionnaires were completed (90 obstetric and 157 gynaecology). Women were positive about potential VR use in clinical settings. Women are interested in and healthcare professionals largely supportive of the potential for VR as distraction therapy within O&G.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||BJOG: An International Journal Of Obstetrics & Gynaecology|
|Early online date||27 Mar 2019|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2019|
|Event||British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society 21st Annual Conference 2019 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
Duration: 28 Mar 2019 → 29 Mar 2019
- O&G service
Harper, A., Sivanathan, A., Jordan, A., Harper, S., Worth, A., Lim, T., & Denison, F. C. (2019). Virtual reality as a distraction therapy in obstetrics and gynaecology. BJOG: An International Journal Of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 126(S1), 98. [EP.229].