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The efficacy of playing a virtual reality game in modulating pain for children with acute burn injuries: A randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN87413556]

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pediatrics, March 2005
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (85th percentile)

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Title
The efficacy of playing a virtual reality game in modulating pain for children with acute burn injuries: A randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN87413556]
Published in
BMC Pediatrics, March 2005
DOI 10.1186/1471-2431-5-1
Pubmed ID
Authors

Debashish A Das, Karen A Grimmer, Anthony L Sparnon, Sarah E McRae, Bruce H Thomas

Abstract

The management of burn injuries is reported as painful, distressing and a cause of anxiety in children and their parents. Child's and parents' pain and anxiety, often contributes to extended time required for burns management procedures, in particular the process of changing dressings. The traditional method of pharmacologic analgesia is often insufficient to cover the burnt child's pain, and it can have deleterious side effects 12. Intervention with Virtual Reality (VR) games is based on distraction or interruption in the way current thoughts, including pain, are processed by the brain. Research on adults supports the hypothesis that virtual reality has a positive influence on burns pain modulation.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 342 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 1%
Mexico 2 <1%
Belgium 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Other 3 <1%
Unknown 323 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 69 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 46 13%
Student > Bachelor 45 13%
Researcher 38 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 27 8%
Other 72 21%
Unknown 45 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 87 25%
Psychology 52 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 45 13%
Computer Science 33 10%
Social Sciences 14 4%
Other 51 15%
Unknown 60 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 December 2013.
All research outputs
#1,342,502
of 12,629,903 outputs
Outputs from BMC Pediatrics
#222
of 1,514 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#27,877
of 245,593 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Pediatrics
#22
of 152 outputs
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