Research Article - Journal of Psychology and Cognition (2017) Volume 2, Issue 1
Study of gender differences in VR response following cardiac surgery.
Cardiac and other invasive surgical procedures cause significant anxiety and stress to patients and their family members. In this study Virtual Reality (VR) was used as a method to reduce stress, anxiety and pain in patients undergoing surgical procedures. This study compared a cohort of patients in the interval prior to and successive to the surgery, differentiating the responses achieved by males and females and comparing the effectiveness. The results are encouraging: they demonstrate the efficacy of VR treatment and the safety of the method and detection of differences in the responses based on gender.Author(s): Jose Luis Mosso, Brenda K Wiederhold, Filippo La Paglia, Danilo Guarino, Daniele La Barbera, Jose Luis Mosso Jr., Ian Miller, Mark D Wiederhold