The "cough trick:" a brief strategy to manage pediatric pain from immunization injections.

@article{Wallace2010TheT,
  title={The "cough trick:" a brief strategy to manage pediatric pain from immunization injections.},
  author={Dustin P. Wallace and Keith D. Allen and Amy Estelle Lacroix and Sheryl Pitner},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={125 2},
  pages={
          e367-73
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The goal was to investigate the effect of a "cough trick" technique on self-reported pain of children receiving routine immunizations. The strategy requires minimal equipment, time, or training for parents, children, and nursing staff members. METHODS A randomized, controlled, unblinded, within-subject study of 68 children receiving prekindergarten (ages 4-5) or pre-junior high school (ages 11-13) immunizations was performed. Participants were recruited from an outpatient pediatric… CONTINUE READING

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