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IJHSR. 2016; 6(12): 288-291

Virtual Reality and Pain Management.

Dilek Karaman.

Invasive procedures, which are commonly used in diagnosis and treatment of diseases, are known as painful procedures. Cognitive behavioral implementations in pain management are used as nonpharmacological method. In the recent years, developed virtual reality, thanks to the advancement of computer technology, falls into many different methods which are used in these implementations. Virtual reality makes people to feel that they are in a different environment by using human machine interfaces. Patients give their attentions to the environment that they see and process of pain signal operations slows down and pain perceived less. In this essay, activity of virtual reality on pain in invasive procedures will be examined.

Key words: Invasive Procedure, Pain, Virtual Reality, 3D.

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