Reducing immunization discomfort in 4- to 6-year-old children: a randomized clinical trial.

@article{Berberich2009ReducingID,
  title={Reducing immunization discomfort in 4- to 6-year-old children: a randomized clinical trial.},
  author={F. Ralph Berberich and Zachary Landman},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={124 2},
  pages={
          e203-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The goal was to test a multifaceted distraction method designed to reduce injection-associated pain in school-aged children. METHODS A clinical trial evaluated 41 children, 4 to 6 years of age, who were given 3 standard prekindergarten immunizations; 21 were assigned randomly to an office routine control group, whereas 20 received a multifaceted, discomfort-reducing intervention. The intervention added verbal suggestions of diminished sensation and a visual focusing activity to the… CONTINUE READING
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