Published on in Vol 6, No 9 (2017): September

Development of a Virtual Reality Exposure Tool as Psychological Preparation for Elective Pediatric Day Care Surgery:  Methodological Approach for a Randomized Controlled Trial

Development of a Virtual Reality Exposure Tool as Psychological Preparation for Elective Pediatric Day Care Surgery: Methodological Approach for a Randomized Controlled Trial

Development of a Virtual Reality Exposure Tool as Psychological Preparation for Elective Pediatric Day Care Surgery: Methodological Approach for a Randomized Controlled Trial

Robin Eijlers 1, MSc;  Jeroen S Legerstee 1, PhD;  Bram Dierckx 1, MD, PhD;  Lonneke M Staals 2, MD, PhD;  Johan Berghmans 1, 3, MD;  Marc P van der Schroeff 4, 5, MD, PhD;  Rene MH Wijnen 6, MD, PhD;  Elisabeth MWJ Utens 1, 7, 8, PhD

1 Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology , Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam , NL

2 Department of Anesthesiology , Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam , NL

3 Department of Anesthesia, ZNA Middelheim, Queen Paola Children’s Hospital, Antwerp , BE

4 Dutch Craniofacial Center , Erasmus MC, Rotterdam , NL

5 Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery , Erasmus MC-Sophia Children's Hospital, Rotterdam , NL

6 Intensive Care and Department of Pediatric Surgery , Erasmus MC-Sophia Children's Hospital, Rotterdam , NL

7 Research Institute of Child Development and Education , University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam , NL

8 Academic Center for Child Psychiatry De Bascule/Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam , NL

Corresponding Author:

  • Elisabeth MWJ Utens, PhD
  • Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology
  • Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital
  • Wytemaweg 8
  • Rotterdam
  • NL
  • Phone: 31 107036155
  • Email: e.utens@erasmusmc.nl