Interactive Virtual Application for Anxiety

McMaster Children's Hospital, Hamilton, Canada
AnxietyInteractive Virtual Application - Device
8 - 13
All Sexes

Study Summary

This trial is testing a new intervention, StoryTelling Medicine (STM), to help reduce anxiety in children undergoing elective surgery, and its associated negative effects.

Eligible Conditions
  • Anxiety

Treatment Effectiveness

Phase-Based Effectiveness

1 of 3

Study Objectives

3 Primary · 6 Secondary · Reporting Duration: One month

Baseline and Day 1
Change in Heart rate
Change in Salivary Cortisol
Day 1
Change in Preoperative anxiety
Day 1
Analgesic Usage
Anesthetic induction compliance
Length of Stay
One month
Post-Hospital Behaviour

Trial Safety

Phase-Based Safety

1 of 3

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo Group
All patients enrolled in this trial will receive the new treatment.

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Standard of Care
1 of 2
Interactive Virtual Application
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

118 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Interactive Virtual Application · No Placebo Group · N/A

Interactive Virtual Application
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Interactive Virtual Application · Intervention Types: Device
Standard of CareNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: Standard of Care · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: one month

Who is running the clinical trial?

McMaster UniversityLead Sponsor
835 Previous Clinical Trials
2,632,702 Total Patients Enrolled
5 Trials studying Anxiety
341 Patients Enrolled for Anxiety
Desigen Reddy, MDPrincipal InvestigatorHamilton Health Sciences Corporation

Eligibility Criteria

Age 8 - 13 · All Participants · 0 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you: