Observational Prospective Study Measuring the Impact of the Use of a Hypnotic Script Associated With Virtual Reality on the Pain of the Child’s Sickle Cell During a Vaso-occlusive Crisis

About the study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of Virtual Reality induced Hypnosis on patients’ pain scores, anxiety and the use of analgesics during a vaso-occlusive crisis

Study point of contact

Maylis LESGOURGUES, Nursery nurse
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Jenny YOUN, MD
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6 Years - 18 Years


Not Applicable

Study type






participation requirements

Child over 6 years of age on the day of acceptance of the study (no upper limit)
Suffering from sickle cell disease whatever genotype
Admission in hospital for a VOC (vaso-occlusive crisis)
Informed and signed consent by at least one legal guardian, if child is minor, and verbal agreement of the child himself.

participation restrictions

Deaf patient, visually impaired patient, claustrophobic and/or aquaphobic patient
Patient not understanding French
History of psychiatric illness such as paranoia, schizophrenia, manic-depressive psychosis, high suicide risk patient.

The patient may be included several times in the study if he is hospitalized again during the inclusion period.

Last updated 2021-10-15