Psychiatry Clinical Trials

We're dedicated to bringing innovative technology to our patients through clinical trials and research. As a patient at Cedars-Sinai, you have access to clinical trials and research aimed at improving testing methods, treatments, quality of life and recovery.

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Health Services Research

Key Inclusion Criteria

  • Inpatient at Cedars-Sinai admitted between Aug. 5, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2015
  • At least 18 years old
  • Speaks English
  • Able to understand the goals of the study and provide informed consent


The purpose of this study is to test virtual reality scenarios with Cedars-Sinai inpatients to determine if they enjoy the experience while waiting for procedures or during their hospital stay. Researchers are interested in learning whether the experience reduces patients' pain and anxiety or improves satisfaction with care.