Longitudinal Virtual Reality Use in Pediatric Surgical Procedures

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT03832478


This study aims to investigate the use of virtual reality guided mindfulness meditation to reduce the pre and post-operative anxiety and pain of pediatric surgical patients.

Official Title

Longitudinal Virtual Reality Use in Pediatric Surgical Procedures

Stanford Investigator(s)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Have parental consent if under 18 or 18 and older but unable to provide own consent

   - Can comprehend instructions in English language

   - Is undergoing surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia at Lucile Packard
   Children's Hospital

   - Children that are normally healthy (ASA I) or have a mild systemic disease (ASA II,

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Children with significant cognitive impairment or developmental delays per parental
   report or H&P

   - Children with ASA IV (severe systemic disease that is a constant threat to life) or
   ASA V (unstable patients not expected to survive >24hours or without operation)

   - Children currently taking psychotropic mediations will be excluded from this study due
   to the affect emotion modulation

   - Children with history of seizures related to photosensitivity.


device: Virtual Reality Headset Given

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
John R Austin, MS
(949) 878-1438