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2022 Nov 30

Children (Basel)



A Brief Mindfulness Intervention for Parents and Children before Pediatric Venipuncture: A Randomized Controlled Trial.


Moline RL, Constantin K, Chambers CT, Powell D, Lewis SP, Laurignano L, McMurtry MC
Children (Basel). 2022 Nov 30; 9(12).
PMID: 36553313.


Routine needle procedures can be distressing for parents and children. Mindfulness interventions may be helpful for parents and children but have not been examined for pediatric needle procedures despite showing benefits in the context of pediatric chronic pain and in lab-based pain tasks.