publication . Article . 2015

Psychological Interventions for Vaccine Injections in Young Children 0 to 3 Years

Pillai Riddell, Rebecca; Taddio, Anna; McMurtry, C. Meghan; Chambers, Christine; Shah, Vibhuti; Noel, Melanie;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2015 Journal: The Clinical Journal of Pain, volume 31, issue Suppl 10, pages S64-S71 (issn: 0749-8047, eissn: 1536-5409, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Background: This systematic review evaluated the effectiveness of distraction for reducing infant distress during vaccinations in young children aged 0 to 3 years. Design/Methods: Database searches identified relevant randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials. Three separate clinical questions related to variants of the psychological strategy of distraction (directed video; directed toy; nondirected toy) were pursued. Distress was identified as the critical outcome to assess the benefits of distraction and extracted from relevant trials. Distress was analyzed by phase of procedure (distress preprocedure; distress acute; distress recovery; idiosyncratic p...
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free text keywords: Psychological Interventions 0-3 Years, infant, toddler, pain management, randomized controlled trial, quasi-randomized controlled trial, systematic review, vaccination
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  • Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
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