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Virtual Reality and Chronic Knee Pain
This study will evaluate the potential usefulness and effectiveness of Virtual Reality (VR) in reducing pain for adults with chronic knee osteoarthritis (OA).
- speak and understand English
- willing to wear VR headset
- primary diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis with pain
- seizure disorders
- visual/hearing deficits
- received steroid injection within 2 weeks of VR intervention
- 1 research visit (~1-1.5 hrs) to Brigham and Women’s Hospital Pain Management Center at 850 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA.
- participation in 1, 10-20 minute VR meditation session
- completion of surveys related to demographics, pain, emotions, and VR experience before and after intervention during the visit.
- complete of surveys at home related to pain and emotions a few days after VR intervention.