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BET 2: Is virtual reality effective in reducing adult pain perception during medical procedures?
  1. Laura Olejnik1,
  2. Terry Thach1
  1. 1 MMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


A short-cut review of the available medical literature was carried out to establish whether virtual reality was an effective method for pain control during medical procedures. After abstract review, fifteen papers were found to answer this clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these papers are tabulated. It is concluded that there is insufficient high-quality research to answer this question.

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