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Cognitive behavioral interventions for children during painful procedures: research challenges and program development
Journal of pediatric nursing
  • Ann Marie McCarthy, University of Iowa
  • V. A. Cool
  • KIrsten M Hanrahan, University of Iowa
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
2-1-1998
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Pediatr Nurs
PubMed ID
9503767
DOI of Published Version
10.1016/S0882-5963(98)80069-9
Abstract

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.

Keywords
  • Adolescent,
  • Anxiety/prevention & control/psychology,
  • Child,
  • Child,
  • Preschool,
  • Cognitive Therapy/methods,
  • Female,
  • Humans,
  • Leukemia/psychology/therapy,
  • Male,
  • Pain/prevention & control/psychology,
  • Parents,
  • Pilot Projects,
  • Program Evaluation
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of pediatric nursing, 13:1 (1998) pp.55-63. DOI:10.1016/S0882-5963(98)80069-9.
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Citation Information
Ann Marie McCarthy, V. A. Cool and KIrsten M Hanrahan. "Cognitive behavioral interventions for children during painful procedures: research challenges and program development" Journal of pediatric nursing Vol. 13 Iss. 1 (1998) p. 55 - 63 ISSN: 0882-5963
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kirsten_hanrahan/2/