Virtual reality and anxiety in primiparous women during episiotomy repair

Shourab, N. and Zagami, S. and Golmakhani, N. and Mazlom, S. and Nahvi, A. and Pabarja, F. and Talebi, M. and Rizi, S. (2016) Virtual reality and anxiety in primiparous women during episiotomy repair. Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research, 21 (5). pp. 521-526.

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Abstract

Background: In recent studies, using virtual reality (VR) has been proposed as a nonpharmacological method for anxiety reduction, but until this time, its effects have not been assessed on anxiety during episiotomy repair. This study aimed to determine the effect of audiovisual distraction (VR) on anxiety in primiparous women during episiotomy repair. Materials and Methods: This clinical trial was conducted on 30 primigravida from May to July 2012 in the maternity unit of the Omolbanin Hospital, Mashhad city, Iran. The samples were divided randomly into two groups with the toss of a coin. Anxiety were evaluated by the numeric 0-10 anxiety self-report, in the first and during labor. However, after delivery, anxiety was measured with the Spilberger scale. Mann-Whitney, Chi-square, Fisher tests, and repeated-measures analysis of variance were used to analyze data. Results: Anxiety scores were not significantly different between the two groups (wearing video-glass and receiving routine care), but anxiety scores were lower in the intervention group during and after repair (P = 0.000). Conclusions: VR are safe, appropriate, and nonpharmacologic to decrease and manage the anxiety-associated episiotomy. © 2016 Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research | Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :1 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Zagami, S.; Midwifery Department, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical SciencesIran; email: Ebrahimzadehzs@mums.ac.ir
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anxiety episiotomy Iran virtual reality therapy
Subjects: WP Gynecology
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib4 lib4
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 11:13
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 11:13
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/13217

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