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The Effect of Virtual Reality Glasses on Labor Pain

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01687933
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 19, 2012
Last Update Posted : September 19, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Samira Ebrahimzadeh Zagami, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences

Brief Summary:
There are different medicinal and non medicinal methods to control labor pain. Today, much attention has been on non medicinal methods because of limitations and complications of medical procedures. Virtual reality is a new and promising method of diversion of mind that may have an impact on labor pain. This study was conducted to determine the effect of virtual reality on the first stage of labor pain.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Labor Pain Anxiety Device: three-dimensional glasses(manufactor Vuzix,wrap 920) Other: usual care Phase 2 Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Principal Investigator
Study Start Date : February 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2012

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Anxiety Eye Wear

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: three-dimensional glasses (Virtual Reality glasses)
Women in case group used the glasses for 30 minutes
Device: three-dimensional glasses(manufactor Vuzix,wrap 920)
The samples were randomly allocated to use three-dimensional glasses for 30 minutes in order to reliving labor pain.

Experimental: usual care
Women in control group did not use the glasses.
Other: usual care
Women in Control group did not use the glasses.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. pain and anxiety [ Time Frame: up to 8 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 29 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Iranian
  • low risk pregnancy
  • primipara

Exclusion Criteria:

  • vision or ear disorders
  • History of motion sickness or headaches
  • psychological disease or Addiction
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Responsible Party: Samira Ebrahimzadeh Zagami, MUMS, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Identifier: NCT01687933    
Other Study ID Numbers: Virtual Reality System
First Posted: September 19, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 19, 2012
Last Verified: August 2012
Keywords provided by Samira Ebrahimzadeh Zagami, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences:
Labor pain
Virtual reality
the first stage of labor
Pain relief
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Labor Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms