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Condition notification assisted by virtual reality technology reduces the anxiety levels of parents of children with simple CHD: a prospective randomised controlled study

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 January 2022

Li-Wen Wang
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fujian Branch of Shanghai Children’s Medical Center, Fuzhou, China Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fujian Children’s Hospital, Fuzhou, China Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fujian Maternity and Child Health Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, China Fujian Key Laboratory of Women and Children’s Critical Diseases Research, Fujian Maternity and Child Health Hospital, Fuzhou, China
Jian-Feng Liu
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fujian Branch of Shanghai Children’s Medical Center, Fuzhou, China Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fujian Children’s Hospital, Fuzhou, China Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fujian Maternity and Child Health Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, China Fujian Key Laboratory of Women and Children’s Critical Diseases Research, Fujian Maternity and Child Health Hospital, Fuzhou, China
Wen-Peng Xie
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fujian Branch of Shanghai Children’s Medical Center, Fuzhou, China Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fujian Children’s Hospital, Fuzhou, China Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fujian Maternity and Child Health Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, China Fujian Key Laboratory of Women and Children’s Critical Diseases Research, Fujian Maternity and Child Health Hospital, Fuzhou, China
Qiang Chen
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fujian Branch of Shanghai Children’s Medical Center, Fuzhou, China Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fujian Children’s Hospital, Fuzhou, China Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fujian Maternity and Child Health Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, China Fujian Key Laboratory of Women and Children’s Critical Diseases Research, Fujian Maternity and Child Health Hospital, Fuzhou, China
Hua Cao*
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fujian Branch of Shanghai Children’s Medical Center, Fuzhou, China Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fujian Children’s Hospital, Fuzhou, China Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fujian Maternity and Child Health Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, China Fujian Key Laboratory of Women and Children’s Critical Diseases Research, Fujian Maternity and Child Health Hospital, Fuzhou, China
*
Author for correspondence: H. Cao, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fujian Branch of Shanghai Children’s Medical Center, Fuzhou, China. Tel: +86-0591-87501062; Fax: +0591-87501062. E-mail: caohua0791@163.com

Abstract

Purpose:

This study explored the effects of condition notification based on virtual reality technology on the anxiety levels of parents of children with simple CHD.

Methods:

The subjects of the study were the parents of 60 children with simple CHD who were treated in our centre. The state anxiety scale was used to assess the anxiety status of the parents of the children before and after the condition notification in different ways (based on virtual reality explanations and written explanations).

Results:

In this study, a total of 55 parents of children with CHD successfully completed the survey. At the time of admission, there was no significant difference in the state anxiety scale scores of the parents between the two groups. The anxiety status of the virtual reality group was relieved after the condition notification assisted by virtual reality technology, and there was a significant difference compared with the control group.

Conclusion:

Condition notification based on virtual reality technology can effectively alleviate the anxiety of parents of children with simple CHD, which is worthy of clinical application.

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Copyright
© The Author(s), 2022. Published by Cambridge University Press

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Footnotes

Li-Wen Wang and Jian-Feng Liu are contributed equally to this study and shared the first authorship.

Qiang Chen and Hua Cao are shared the corresponding authorship.

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