An analysis of a behavioral intervention for children undergoing venipuncture.

  title={An analysis of a behavioral intervention for children undergoing venipuncture.},
  author={Sharon L Manne and Roger A Bakeman and Paul B. Jacobsen and Kenneth S Gorfinkle and William H. Redd},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  volume={13 6},
An examination of factors was conducted to determine the effectiveness of the distraction component of a behavioral intervention (use of a party blower). In one condition, parents were instructed to coach children in the use of a party blower and to praise child cooperation. In a second condition, nurses were instructed to assist parents in coaching the child. Parents used the coaching skills they learned and got their children to use the distraction technique. Use of the distraction technique… CONTINUE READING

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