EFFECT OF SELECTED DISTRACTION TECHNIQUES IN BEHAVIOR RESPONSES TO PAIN AMONG TODDLERS RECEIVING INVASIVE IMMUNIZATION

Pankaj Singh

Abstract


Immunization is a proven tool for controlling and even eradicating disease. But children especially toddlers show their resistance during immunization so that parents also sometimes avoid this procedure. Distraction techniques are much effective to reduce the behaviour responses during painful procedures. Distraction techniques are also very useful due to its economical and safe aspects.1        

It was found that to undue pain and distress, lack of pain control for injection is a barrier to immunization. Many physicians withhold scheduled vaccines out of concern for the excessive pain for simultaneous immunization. Distraction was chosen as the primary intervention because it provides a simple approach in reducing anxiety that has been shown to be effective in a number of settings, requires little training, and has a number of theoretical sound reasons for why it should work.

In the present study an attempt was made to compare the effect of selected distraction techniques in behaviour responses to pain among toddlers receiving invasive immunization in Immunization clinic of Dr. D.Y Patil Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri Pune.”


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