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Effectiveness of Preprocedural Demonstration of Venipuncture on Pain in Children at a Selected Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal

Puspachanpa Maity, Surovi Chakraborty, Amita Ghosh, Nargis Ahamed


The investigator conducted a quasi-experimental study with nonequivalent posttest only control group research design with preprocedural demonstration of venipuncture therapy among 30 children who required venipuncture after admission in the pediatric ward at the Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India and was selected by nonprobability purposive sampling technique. The objectives of the study were to find out the effectiveness of preprocedural demonstration of venipuncture in terms of changes of pain between experimental group and control group. The investigator used a standardized tool that is Wong Baker’s FACES pain rating scale after 2–3 min of venipuncture for assessing the pain. The study results revealed that preprocedural demonstration of venipuncture therapy was effective (t value 7.09) at 0.05 level of significance. The study has implication in the field of nursing practice, education, administration and research.

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