Distracting children during blood draw: Looking through distraction cards is effective in pain relief of children during blood draw


Inal S., KELLECİ M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING PRACTICE, vol.18, no.2, pp.210-219, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1440-172x.2012.02016.x
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.210-219
  • Keywords: blood draw, distraction, needle pain, nursing, pain relief, procedural anxiety, DISTRESS, NEEDLE, VENIPUNCTURE, STRATEGIES, TRIALS

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the effects of distraction method by way of looking through distraction cards/Flippits (R) to reduce procedural pain and anxiety during blood draw. In this method we distract attention of the children with distraction cards/Flippits (R). Flippits (R) consist of various eye-catching pictures and shapes. Then we asked the children questions about the cards during the blood draw procedure that he or she can only answer if he or she examines the cards carefully.