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Purpose: To implement a non-pharmacologic approach to reduce anxiety in patients receiving radiation treatment.

Background and Significance: Anxiety is a prevalent health problem affecting up to 30% of the general population.

Purpose: To implement a non-pharmacologic approach to reduce anxiety in patients receiving radiation treatment.

Background and Significance: Anxiety is a prevalent health problem affecting up to 30% of the general population. Over 95% of radiation oncology patients report anxiety often related to not knowing what to expect during treatments. The current guideline for management of anxiety is the use of benzodiazepines; which can impose a risk to patients. Evidence demonstrates virtual reality videos can be an effective non-pharmacologic approach to reduce anxiety..

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  • 2017-05-02
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    College of Nursing and Health Innovation

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