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Table 1 Study inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Can hypnosis and virtual reality reduce anxiety, pain and fatigue among patients who undergo cardiac surgery: a randomised controlled trial

Inclusion criteria are:
- Adults > 18 years of age
- French-speaking
- Undergoing cardiac surgery
- Provision of written consent for their participation
Exclusion criteria are:
- Psychiatric diseases
- Claustrophobia
- Acrophobia
- Severe hearing impairment
- Visual impairment
- Surgery cancelled or postponed
Postoperative dropout criteria are:
- Death during surgery
- Refusal to continue the study
- Extreme fatigue
- Verbal incoherence
- State of confusion
- Glasgow Coma Scale [55] score < 14
- Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale [56] 1 > score < − 1