The effect of interactive virtual reality on pain perceptionCitation formats

  • Authors:
  • Priscilla G Wittkopf
  • Donna M Lloyd
  • Olivia Coe
  • Shafiyyah Yacoobali
  • Jac Billington

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The effect of interactive virtual reality on pain perception : a systematic review of clinical studies. / Wittkopf, Priscilla G; Lloyd, Donna M; Coe, Olivia; Yacoobali, Shafiyyah; Billington, Jac.

In: Disability and Rehabilitation, Vol. 42, No. 26, 17.12.2020, p. 3722-3733.

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Wittkopf, PG, Lloyd, DM, Coe, O, Yacoobali, S & Billington, J 2020, 'The effect of interactive virtual reality on pain perception: a systematic review of clinical studies', Disability and Rehabilitation, vol. 42, no. 26, pp. 3722-3733. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2019.1610803

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Wittkopf, P. G., Lloyd, D. M., Coe, O., Yacoobali, S., & Billington, J. (2020). The effect of interactive virtual reality on pain perception: a systematic review of clinical studies. Disability and Rehabilitation, 42(26), 3722-3733. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2019.1610803

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Wittkopf PG, Lloyd DM, Coe O, Yacoobali S, Billington J. The effect of interactive virtual reality on pain perception: a systematic review of clinical studies. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2020 Dec 17;42(26):3722-3733. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2019.1610803

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Wittkopf, Priscilla G ; Lloyd, Donna M ; Coe, Olivia ; Yacoobali, Shafiyyah ; Billington, Jac. / The effect of interactive virtual reality on pain perception : a systematic review of clinical studies. In: Disability and Rehabilitation. 2020 ; Vol. 42, No. 26. pp. 3722-3733.

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