Effect of hugging in infants for pain management during venipuncture

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The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of caressing in infants for pain management during venipuncture” Beiranvand et al (2019).

Abstract:

The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of caressing in infants for pain management during venipuncture. This is a randomized control trial, carried out on 120 infants between 2 and 6 months of age, that included 30 males and 30 females in the hugging and control group, respectively. Parameters such as percentage blood saturation of blood, crying, and the duration of pain felt was evaluated. The venipuncture between the control and experimental groups showed that, less pain is felt by females when caressed by their mother. However, this difference does have statistical significance. Overall, caressing in infants had positive effect on pain-relief after venipuncture.

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Reference:

Beiranvand, S., Faraji Goodarzi, M. and Firouzi, M. (2019) The Effects of Caressing and Hugging Infants to Manage the Pain during Venipuncture. Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing. June 13th. doi: 10.1080/24694193.2019.1609129. .

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