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Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1985 Jul;55(3):371-377. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.1985.tb03452.x.

The fear of needles in children.

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University of Vermont College of Medicine.

Abstract

Encounters with needles are frightening experiences for most young children. This study explores the effect of a single session, cognitively-based intervention program on needle fears in hospitalized children. Results demonstrate significant changes in behavior, heart rate, and pain perception associated with post-intervention injection. Implications for routine pediatric practice are discussed.

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