Distraction therapy with nature sights and sounds reduces pain during flexible bronchoscopy: a complementary approach to routine analgesia.

@article{Diette2003DistractionTW,
  title={Distraction therapy with nature sights and sounds reduces pain during flexible bronchoscopy: a complementary approach to routine analgesia.},
  author={Gregory B. Diette and Noah Lechtzin and Edward Haponik and Aline Devrotes and Haya R. Rubin},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2003},
  volume={123 3},
  pages={941-8}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine whether distraction therapy with nature sights and sounds during flexible bronchoscopy (FB) reduces pain and anxiety. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Teaching hospital in Baltimore, MD. PATIENTS Consecutive adult patients (n = 80) undergoing FB with conscious sedation. INTERVENTION Nature scene murals were placed at the bedside, and patients were provided a tape of nature sounds to listen to before, during, and after the procedure. Patients… CONTINUE READING
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