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Active and Passive Distraction in Children Undergoing Wound Dressings
University of Borås, School of Health Science.
2013 (English)In: Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families, ISSN 0882-5963, E-ISSN 1532-8449, Vol. 28, no 2, p. 158-166Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to test how distraction influences pain, distress and anxiety in children during wound care. Sixty participants aged 5-12years were randomized to three groups: serious gaming, the use of lollipops and a control group. Self-reported pain, distress, anxiety and observed pain behaviour were recorded in conjunction with wound care. Serious gaming, an active distraction, reduced the observed pain behaviour and self-reported distress compared with the other groups. A sense of control and engagement in the distraction, together, may be the explanation for the different pain behaviours when children use serious gaming.

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W.B. Saunders Co. , 2013. Vol. 28, no 2, p. 158-166
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Coping behaviour, Injuries and wounds, Pain
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Integrated Caring Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1328DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2012.06.003ISI: 000316842700008PubMedID: 22819747Local ID: 2320/11478OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-1328DiVA, id: diva2:869352
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