Turkish children loved distraction: using kaleidoscope to reduce perceived pain during venipuncture.

@article{Tfeki2009TurkishCL,
  title={Turkish children loved distraction: using kaleidoscope to reduce perceived pain during venipuncture.},
  author={Fatma G{\"u}d{\"u}c{\"u} T{\"u}fekçi and Ayda Çelebioğlu and Sibel K{\"u}ç{\"u}koğlu},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 15},
  pages={2180-6}
}
AIM To assess the effect of distraction (looking through kaleidoscopes) to reduce perceived pain, during venipuncture in healthy school-age children. BACKGROUND Distraction has been noted to be an effective method to help children cope with painful procedures. In the studies carried out, although it was found out that distraction made with different distracters reduced the pain of venipuncture, there is only one study confirming analgesic effect of distracters. DESIGN The study was carried… CONTINUE READING

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