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Appl Nurs Res. 2011 May;24(2):94-100. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2009.03.005. Epub 2009 Jul 15.

The effects of an animation distraction intervention on pain response of preschool children during venipuncture.

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Department of Nursing, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. moonfollow@hanmail.net

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of an animation distraction intervention on pain response of preschoolers during venipuncture.

METHOD:

The research employed a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design. The experimental group (n = 20) was provided with an animation distraction intervention using a laptop computer during their first venipuncture, and the control group (n = 20) received standard treatment.

RESULTS:

There were statistically significant differences in self-reported pain response, behavioral pain response, blood cortisol, and blood glucose between the experimental group and the control group.

CONCLUSION:

This intervention requires minimum effort and time and may be a cost-effective and convenient nursing intervention that could be used easily in clinical settings.

PMID:
20974061
DOI:
10.1016/j.apnr.2009.03.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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