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Medical Mindfulness: Virtual Reality Mindfulness Therapy for Anxiety and Pain Management in Patients With Acute and Chronic Pain

Adults and children undergoing medical care (inpatient or outpatient) often experience pain and anxiety either as a result of their medical condition or a side effect of medical procedures. The purpose of this study is to create a registry of patients using virtual reality (VR) mindfulness therapy through different aspects of their medical care to determine if VR mindfulness therapy is more effective than the standard of care (i.e., no technology based distraction) for treating or preventing anxiety and pain in adults and children suffering from chronic pain, GI conditions where pain is a common symptom, or undergoing any painful medical procedure (i.e. IV access, blood draws, endoscopy, surgery). The anticipated primary outcome will be reduction of pain and anxiety for both acute and chronic pain.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: Virtual Reality Mindfulness


Identify inclusion criteria.

Participants must:

   1. be between ages of 5-80 years of age

   2. have comprehension of instructions in the English language

   3. English speaking

   4. Must be able to comprehend ICF

   5. Have a medical appointment or procedure at Stanford/LPCH (inpatient or outpatient)
   that may cause pain or anxiety.

Identify exclusion criteria.

General Exclusion Criteria are as follows:

   1. Significant cognitive impairment/developmental delays

   2. Seizure Disorder

   3. history of motion sickness with virtual reality

   4. severe visual impairment

Ages Eligible for Study

5 Years - 80 Years

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Brandon Lam, BS