Key Highlights:

Critically ill patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)are limited in their ability to engage in developmentally typical activity and may spend their days as passive observers of screens, such as television.
Long-term hospitalization, especially with minimal interpersonal engagement, is associated with risk of delirium and delayed recovery.

Study Aims:

This study explores the emotional and physiological responses of critically ill children experiencing VR.
The first objective was to explore whether children engaged in and enjoyed the VR experience through in-moment behavioral coding and p...

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