The purpose of this report is to describe a pilot program designed to introduce the use of cognitive behavioral interventions for painful pediatric procedures at a university hospital, and to discuss the challenges that occurred during this process. Participants in the program included ten parents and their children who were newly diagnosed with leukemia, and staff who provided treatment for these children. Measures included direct videotaped observations of the children, perceptions of pain and anxiety completed by children, parents, and staff, and parent and staff ratings of satisfaction with the program. Results indicated strong acceptance of the interventions. This report discusses the challenges encountered, implications of the findings, and plans for future program development.
- Anxiety/prevention & control/psychology,
- Cognitive Therapy/methods,
- Pain/prevention & control/psychology,
- Pilot Projects,
- Program Evaluation
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kirsten_hanrahan/2/