Children's coping with venipuncture.

Abstract

Children's strategies for coping with the pain and distress of venipuncture were examined in this descriptive study. Eighty-five children (aged 5-13 years) were interviewed prior to and following blood collection. Prior to the procedure, children reported pain expectations and coping strategies that might be used. Self-reports of the pain experienced and… (More)

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@article{Hodgins1997ChildrensCW, title={Children's coping with venipuncture.}, author={Marilyn J Hodgins and Juan R. Lander}, journal={Journal of pain and symptom management}, year={1997}, volume={13 5}, pages={274-85} }