Distraction reduces self-reported physiological reactions to blood donation in novice donors with a blunting coping style.


OBJECTIVE Vasovagal reactions experienced by some blood donors (eg, faintness, lightheadedness, and dizziness) have been shown to be related to a decreased likelihood of future blood donations. This study evaluated the efficacy of audiovisual distraction as a means of reducing self-reported physiological reactions in first-time blood donors. Because… (More)