SMARTHY: Healthy Volunteer Undergoing Painful Stimuli With and Without Hypnosis and Virtual Reality
The main purposes of this study are as follows:
Compare the effect of painful stimuli with and without Hypnosis and Virtual Reality (HVR) on healthy volunteers.
Use of sensors and captors to monitor physiological and neurophysiological changes by painful stimulus
Monitor level of pain and anxiety with and without HVR
Monitor level of unpleasantness of the pain with and without HVR
Monitor level of Anxiety, Absorption, Dissociation, Satisfaction and Comfort with and without HVR
|Condition or Disease||Intervention/Treatment||Phase|
The control of pain and anxiety in a hospital environment is usually managed by pharmacological means that involve a series of risks and side effects.
For many years, non-drug solutions have been of interest to the public and the care staff. The benefits of hypnosis and of virtual reality are highlighted in many studies and today allow a different approach to medicine. It is important to invest in tools that are less expensive and also effective for the well-being of the patient and the care staff. The use of a blended solution using both clinical hypnosis and virtual reality has been only scarcely documented.
Arms and Interventions
|Experimental: Painful stimuli with Hypnosis and Virtual Reality|
After 5 minutes of rest, we start with painful stimuli during 10 minutes. This session takes place under hypnosis
Device: Virtual Reality
Subjects will undergo painful stimuli without HVR followed by a session with HVR. Subjects are their own control
|No Intervention: Painful stimuli without Hypnosis and Virtual reality|
After 5 minutes of rest, we start with painful stimuli during 10 minutes.
Primary Outcome Measures
- Compare physiological and neurophysiological changes to painful stimulation with and without Hypnosis and Virtual Reality (HVR) [During the procedure]
To understand the effect of VRH on the Physiological and neurophysiological parameters recorded by sensors and captors
Secondary Outcome Measures
- Pain and anxiety [Immediately before and after the procedure]
To understand the effect of VRH on the level of pain and anxiety. Pain and anxiety Pain assessed by visual analogue scale (VAS). Participants will record their pain intensity rating on a Visual analogue scale where 0 = No pain and 10 = worst imaginable pain. Subject will record also their level of anxiety on the same VAS
- Unpleasantness of the pain [Immediately after the procedure]
To understand the effect of VRH on the level of the unpleasantness of the pain assessed by visual analogue scale. Participants similarly record their pain unpleasantness parting on a VAS where 0= not at all unpleasant and 10= most unpleasantness imaginable.
- Absorption, Dissociation, Satisfaction and comfort, presence and cybersickness [Immediately after the procedure]
To understand the effect of VRH on the level of Absorption, Presence, Dissociation, Satisfaction and comfort assessed by visual analogue scale. Participant record their level of absorption, dissociation, satisfaction and comfort on a VAS where 0 = no absorption, no dissociation, no satisfaction and no comfort at all. 10 is the opposite
- 18 years old to 70 years of age
Non-proficiency in French (research language)
Patient under 18 years old
Phobia of deep water
Head or face wounds
Allergy to cutaneous electrodes
Chronic pain and/or chronic analgesics consumption
Medication affecting the autonomic nervous system
Contacts and Locations
|1||Université de Liège- CHU||Liege||Belgium||4000|
Sponsors and Collaborators
- University of Liege
Study Documents (Full-Text)None provided.
- Pilot 1