Published on in Vol 8 (2024)

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/46367, first published .
Preoperative Virtual Reality to Expose Patients With Breast Cancer to the Operating Room Environment: Feasibility and Pilot Case Series Study

Preoperative Virtual Reality to Expose Patients With Breast Cancer to the Operating Room Environment: Feasibility and Pilot Case Series Study

Preoperative Virtual Reality to Expose Patients With Breast Cancer to the Operating Room Environment: Feasibility and Pilot Case Series Study

Jordana L Sommer   1, 2 , MA ;   Kristin Reynolds   1, 3 , PhD ;   Pamela Hebbard   4, 5 , MD ;   Michael S D Smith   6 , MSc ;   Natalie Mota   3, 7 , PhD ;   W Alan C Mutch   2 , MD ;   Jessica Maples-Keller   8 , PhD ;   Leslie Roos   1 , PhD ;   Renée El-Gabalawy   1, 2, 3, 5, 7 , PhD

1 Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

2 Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

3 Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

4 Department of Surgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

5 CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

6 National Research Council Canada, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

7 Department of Clinical Health Psychology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

8 Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United States

Corresponding Author:

  • Jordana L Sommer, MA
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • University of Manitoba
  • AE207 Harry Medovy House
  • 671 William Avenue
  • Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0Z2
  • Canada
  • Phone: 1 204 787 4713
  • Email: sommerj@myumanitoba.ca