Navigation Links
Review Opens Bag of Tricks for Reducing Pain from Children’s Shot

Every kid knows getting a shot can be painful, but there are many effective methods to help them cope. With a variety of tricks and techniques available //— from blowing soap bubbles to teaching self-hypnosis — it doesn’t matter what health professionals do so much as that they do something, suggests a new review.

The goal of the review was to identify the best psychological interventions for reducing pain and distress in children and teenagers undergoing a needle procedure. "This way, health care professionals, parents and even the children themselves, can have options to help make their experience less painful and distressing," said lead reviewer Lindsay Uman, of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The review looked at 28 randomized controlled studies that excluded children with known needle phobias. The procedures studied included vaccinations, lumbar punctures and bone marrow aspirations. Nearly 2,000 children and teenagers participated.

The review appears in the current issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization that evaluates research in all aspects of health care. Systematic reviews draw evidence-based conclusions about medical practice after considering both the content and quality of existing trials on a topic.

Techniques included cognitive interventions — such as distraction, hypnosis or having the child repeat positive thoughts such as "I can do this." Also analyzed were behavioral interventions such as breathing exercises or muscle relaxation, or combinations of cognitive and behavioral interventions. Some techniques were quite simple, while others involved video games, television or virtual reality headsets that provided both audio and visual stimulation.

The techniques with the most evidence for their effectiveness in reducing pain and distress during needle procedures include distraction, combined cognitive and behavioral
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. US Reviews Risks Of Tamiflu After 12 Children Die
2. Breast Cancer Examinations To Be Reviewed In Irish Hospitals
3. BioCryst’s Bird Flu Drug Enjoys Fast-Track Review By FD
4. FDA Accords Priority Review For Pediatric Crohns Disease Drug
5. The Lancet Calls For Review Of Regulatory Process Of Drug Trials
6. Review of Pramod Mahajans Injuries
7. Vaticans Council Reviews Condom Usage
8. Review of Reversal of Spread of Diseases in Africa
9. Closure of NHS Borders Hospitals to be Reviewed
10. Mammograms in Queensland Reviewed
11. NHS Charges Needs To Be Reviewed
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Review Opens Bag Tricks for Reducing Pain from Children Shot

(Date:2/28/2015)... 2015 The noted Friedman Dental Group ... have officially relaunched their website. The new version of ... contains a new section about their team members. Potential ... full biographies of each Friedman Dental Group team member ... was designed to provide our patients with the opportunity ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... February 28, 2015 “ Powermod ” was ... which takes a look at the latest and coolest technology ... reporter for NewsWatch and a technology expert, conducted the review ... of charging solutions. , Getting stuck with a low battery ... a problem that people face on a daily basis. Even ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... 28, 2015 My Shiney Hiney® LLC., the ... team to Las Vegas, Nevada for the annual ASD Market ... of the leading consumer-goods tradeshows and My Shiney Hiney will ... event. My Shiney Hiney can be found at booth number ... for the at-home personal hygiene brush and cleansing system exclusively ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... Clara, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 ... Passive Devices (IPD), has introduced miniature, wire bondable, silicon ... and Power LED markets. The ESD88NP ... transient currents away from sensitive LED and IC products. ... to Multilayer Varistors (MLV). All devices meet the ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 Today, February 27th, ... KAJ Brothers , along with LXR Organics and ... END IT Campaign to raise awareness and promote prevention, rescue ... statistics provided by the END IT Coalition, slavery is the ... year and exists in 167 countries around the world. Slavery ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Friedman Dental Group Announces Their Updated Website 2Health News:Solutions to Keep Phones Charged were Featured on NewsWatch Television on January 29, 2015 2Health News:My Shiney Hiney® to Participate in ASD Market Week 2015 2Health News:OnChip Introduces New Series of Space Saving Bare-die Zener Diodes for Transient Voltage Suppression 2Health News:OnChip Introduces New Series of Space Saving Bare-die Zener Diodes for Transient Voltage Suppression 3Health News:KAJ Brothers Join the Campaign to 'End It - Shine A Light On Slavery' 2
... May 9 (HealthDay News) -- College athletes who play ... at greater risk for gastrointestinal disorders than other students ... The study, which was slated for presentation Sunday at ... male and female athletes and non-athletes. Researchers at ...
... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends routine HIV testing ... their regular medical care, testing rates remain low among adolescents. ... Center suggests teens who are offered free or low-cost rapid ... According to findings published in the May 2011 issue ...
... (May 6, 2011) -- Among those presenting at ... from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. The meeting ... The following are two notable research studies: ... NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and instructor in ...
... Fla. (May 9, 2011) At the 18th ... and Repair (ASNTR), held in conjunction with the 11th ... 4 May 8, 2011 in Clearwater Beach, Florida, ... for Brain Repair to Donald Eugene Redmond, MD, professor ...
... in Valencia shows that 37.4% of children aged from 6 to 8, ... aged from 12 to 15 wake up feeling refreshed only once a ... of them fall asleep in class more than three times per week. ... throughout our lives depends on how we learn to sleep as children", ...
... several individuals for their outstanding contributions and achievements in ... recognition award recipients are individuals who have been nominated ... esteem and confidence from their peers," said Ian L. ... "The AGA is honored to have members who are ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Some College Athletes More Prone to GI Disorders 2Health News:Study finds teens often willing to accept free or low-cost rapid HIV testing 2Health News:NY Presbyterian/Columbia research presented at Digestive Disease Week meeting 2Health News:Yale and Rush University scientists receive Sanberg Awards from ASNTR 2Health News:Yale and Rush University scientists receive Sanberg Awards from ASNTR 3Health News:One-third of Spanish children do not wake up feeling refreshed 2Health News:AGA announces prestigious recognition award recipients 2Health News:AGA announces prestigious recognition award recipients 3Health News:AGA announces prestigious recognition award recipients 4
(Date:2/27/2015)... 2015  Two mass spectrometry technologies MALDI ... their effectiveness is established, according to biotechnology ... says that while mass spectrometry (mass spec ... in proteomic biomarker discovery and validation, mass ... techniques has struggled to elucidate molecular distribution ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... -- Today the National Safety Council released a ... effects of pain medications , debunking ... Oxycontin, are safer options than over-the-counter pain relievers. ... on heroin and cocaine combined," said Deborah A.P. ... medications are marketed as the Cadillac option for treating ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... N.Y. , Feb. 26, 2015 Every ... more research to fight heart disease.  Nevertheless, year after ... on ElectroCardioGrams (EKG) as the first test to determine ... they have chest pain or not, even though that ... occurs despite the fact that doctors know, (while most ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Report: "Softer" Mass Spec Techniques Gaining Popularity in Biomarker Discovery 2Report: "Softer" Mass Spec Techniques Gaining Popularity in Biomarker Discovery 3National Safety Council: Opioid prescription painkillers have hidden, deadly side effects 2National Heart Health Month In February 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: