Journal article

The feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of parent-targeted interventions in vaccination pain management of infants: a pilot randomized control trial (RCT)

Shokoufeh Modanloo, Sandra Dunn, Dawn Stacey, Denise Harrison



Aim: To evaluate the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of parent interventions for improving the use of pain management strategies during vaccination of infants, a two-armed pilot randomized control trial (RCT) was conducted. Materials & methods: 151 parents were randomized in two groups: Group 1) 'Be Sweet to Babies' videos and a tip sheet (n = 76); Group 2) As per Group 1 plus a motivational interviewing informed Affirmative Statements and Questions (AS&Q) (n = 75). Results & conclusion: Feasibility was evaluated by success of the recruitment (151 people in a week), rates of completed consent forms (85%), and surveys (59%). Over 94% satisfaction with interventions, proces..

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Funding Acknowledgements

S Modanloo has received International Admission Scholarship and International Doctoral Scholarship from University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario. The authors have no other relevant affiliations or financial involvement with any organization or entity with a financial interest in or financial conflict with the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript apart from those disclosed.