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Audiovisual distraction reduces pain perception during shockwave lithotripsy.

Authors
Journal
Journal of Endourology
0892-7790
Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert
Publication Date
Volume
26
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1089/end.2011.0430
Keywords
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged
  • 80 And Over
  • Audiovisual Aids
  • Demography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lithotripsy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain Measurement
  • Pain Perception
  • Young Adult
Disciplines
  • Design
  • Medicine

Abstract

Lithotripsy is an established method to fragment kidney stones that can be performed without general anesthesia in the outpatient setting. Discomfort and/or noise, however, may deter some patients. It has been demonstrated that audiovisual distraction (AV) can reduce sedoanalgesic requirements and improve patient satisfaction in nonurologic settings, but to our knowledge, this has not been investigated with lithotripsy. This randomized controlled trial was designed to test the hypothesis that AV distraction can reduce perceived pain during lithotripsy.

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