Comparison of Two Brief Parent-Training Interventions for Child Distress During Parent-Administered Needle Procedures.

TitleComparison of Two Brief Parent-Training Interventions for Child Distress During Parent-Administered Needle Procedures.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsSlifer KJ, Demore M, Vona-Messersmith N, Pulbrook-Vetter V, Beck M, Dalhquist L, Bellipanni K, Johnson E
JournalChildren's health care : journal of the Association for the Care of Children's Health
Volume38
Issue1
Pagination23-48
Date Published2009 Jan 1
Abstract

This randomized clinical trial employed a 2-group (general child behavior management training vs. distraction for pain management training) design across repeated parent-administered needle procedures. Forty-seven children with a chronic illness requiring recurrent injections were observed at baseline and 2 intervention sessions. Videotaped observations of parent-child interactions were coded for child behavioral distress and parents' use of behavior management strategies. Across groups, many children displayed minimal to no distress at baseline. Among participants with significant distress, neither intervention group displayed consistently decreased procedural distress or increased use of child behavior management strategies.

DOI10.1242/jcs.031427
Alternate JournalChild Health Care