Feasibility of an Immersive Virtual Reality Based Biofeedback Intervention for Outpatients in Rheumatology
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03459274|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : March 8, 2018
Last Update Posted : May 31, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Rheumatoid Arthritis Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Spondyloarthropathy Vasculitis||Device: VR-Biofeedback|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||20 participants|
|Official Title:||Feasibility of an Immersive Virtual Reality Based Biofeedback Intervention for Outpatients in Rheumatology: An Observational Cohort Study|
|Actual Study Start Date :||March 16, 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2018|
VR-Biofeedback Feedback Sharers
These participants would express either interest or a lack of interest in trying biofeedback/virtual reality therapy. They will be instructed on how to use the virtual reality equipment and program. Then, they will have the option to participate in the biofeedback/virtual reality experience, if they choose to do so, before sharing their feedback.
The intervention uses a smart phone with a virtual reality app; a headset that connects to the phone and has goggles that contribute to the 3 dimensional, interactive, and surrounding aspects of the experience; headphones through which subjects hear calming sounds and guiding voices from the experience; an attached microphone that allows subjects to monitor their breathing and interact with their environment through their breath; and a heart rate monitor whose realtime data on variability has an affect on the virtual environment. The virtual reality experience guides subjects through deep breathing exercises. Subjects will attempt to match a certain slow breathing rate, and pulse and breathing rate will cause non-stressful changes to the environment.
- Self-reported benefit of virtual reality-biofeedback experience [ Time Frame: Within 10 minutes immediately after virtual reality experience completion ]In interview, subjects are asked to describe their perception of the level of benefit of the Virtual Reality-Biofeedback experience
- Self-reported interest to try the virtual reality-biofeedback experience [ Time Frame: Within 10 minutes immediately before virtual reality experience start ]Patients who are consented and fit inclusion criteria are asked, in interview, if they would be interested in trying the virtual reality experience and providing a rationale for their choice.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03459274
|Contact: Kunal Gogna, MD||310 652 0010 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, California|
|Beverly Hills, California, United States, 90024|
|Contact: Kunal Gogna, MD 310-652-0010 ext 123 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Swamy R Venuturupalli, MD, FACR|
|Principal Investigator:||Swamy R Venuturupalli, MD, FACR||Cedars-Sinai Medical Center|