Funding for this research was provided by:
Belgian Cancer Foundation ((2017-064))
Non-Fria Grant, University of Liege (-)
Benoit Foundation (-)
Received: 5 November 2019
Accepted: 2 March 2020
First Online: 15 April 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study has been approved by the Ethic Committee of the Faculty of Medicine and the Ethic Committee of the Faculty of Psychology, Speech Therapy and Educational Sciences of the University of Liège. This trial was registered on ExternalRef removed with the trial identification number NCT03820700 in January 2019. The trial is currently ongoing and recruiting. Written informed consent templates authorized by the Committee of the Faculty of Medicine and the Ethic Committee of the Faculty of Psychology, Speech Therapy and Educational Sciences of the University of Liège is obtained from all individuals before initiation of study procedures.Results of the trial will be reported in national and international meetings, as well as in scientific journals. There is no plan to individually notify participants regarding the results of this study. If the feasibility of implementing hypnosis, VR and VRH, during the preoperative or the postoperative periods is shown by this study, larger studies can be undertaken to study the effects of one of these tools on anxiety and pain in intensive care units.
: Marie-Elisabeth Faymonville is part of a scientific board of Oncomfort society (ExternalRef removed). Other authors report no conflicts of interest in this work.