Nature as a Buffer Among People With Chronic Pain
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03153891|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 15, 2017
Last Update Posted : September 21, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Chronic Pain||Other: Natural Environment Other: Built Environment||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||Virtual Nature: Benefits for Older Adults Who Experience Chronic Pain?|
|Actual Study Start Date :||July 1, 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2018|
Experimental: Natural Environment
Participants experience a virtual reality natural environment intervention (using VR goggles with Smartphone) for 10 minutes on two occasions, 1 week apart.
Other: Natural Environment
the natural environment will be delivered via Samsung VR gear goggles with Samsung smartphone.
Other Name: VR nature
Experimental: Built Environment
Participants experience a virtual reality built environment intervention (using VR goggles with Smartphone) for 10 minutes on two occasions, 1 week apart.
Other: Built Environment
the built environment will be delivered via Samsung VR gear goggles with Samsung smartphone.
Other Name: VR built environment
No Intervention: Control
Participants do not experience a VR intervention. Instead they visit with research assistants for 10 minutes on two occasions, 1 week apart.
- Experience of chronic pain [ Time Frame: up to 3 weeks; from date of randomization until 2nd data collection date ]rating of pain intensity, on scale of 1-10
- Pain catastrophizing [ Time Frame: up to 3 weeks; from date of randomization until 2nd data collection date ]rate 13 items on 5-point scale (0-4) (Sullivan, et al., 2001)
- cognitive functioning [ Time Frame: up to 3 weeks; from date of randomization until 2nd data collection date ]attention restoration - digit span forward & backwards; Attention Network Test
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03153891
|United States, New York|
|Ithaca, New York, United States, 14853|
|Principal Investigator:||Nancy M Wells, PhD||Design + Environmental Analysis, Cornell University|