Journal article

Minimising Immunisation Pain of childhood vaccines: The MIP pilot study

Narelle Jenkins, Francesca Orsini, Sonja Elia, Kirsten Perrett

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health | WILEY | Published : 2020


AIM: Pain associated with immunisations can result in distress and/or anxiety for children and parents. We assessed the feasibility and acceptability of two novel devices; Coolsense (cold) and Buzzy (vibration ± cooling pads) versus standard care to minimise pain during immunisations. We also evaluated compliance to the devices and parent's perception of the effectiveness of the devices/standard care for minimising pain during immunisation. DESIGN: Open label, pilot, randomised controlled trial (RCT). METHODS: Forty children aged 3.5 to 6 years attending an Immunisation Centre at The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, were randomised (1:1:1:1) into four groups: (i) Coolsense ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The MIP Pilot Study was supported by the Victoria Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. KP Perrett is supported by a Melbourne Children's Clinician Scientist Fellowship.