The effect of virtual reality on pain, fear, and anxiety during access of a port with huber needle in pediatric hematology-oncology patients: Randomized controlled trial


GERÇEKER G. Ö. , BEKTAŞ M., AYDINOK Y. , ÖREN H., ELLİDOKUZ H., Olgun N.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY NURSING, vol.50, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejon.2020.101886
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY NURSING

Abstract

Purpose: Port needle insertions are painful and distressing for Pediatric Hematology-Oncology patients. Virtual Reality (VR) can be used during needle-related procedures in these patients. This study aimed to investigate the effect of VR distraction during access to the venous port with a Huber needle in reducing needle-related pain, fear, and anxiety of children and adolescents with cancer.