Journal article

Children's fear and distress during a hospital-based family flu vaccine clinic: A parent survey

Sarah Khadij, Denise Harrison, Jessica Reszel, Jodi Wilding

JOURNAL OF CHILD HEALTH CARE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate parents' perception of their child(ren)'s distress before, during, and after influenza (flu) vaccination, and their perceived effectiveness of pain and distress management strategies used during the vaccination process. This is a cross-sectional survey of parents attending Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario's 2018 family flu clinic. After vaccination, parents completed a paper-based survey concerning demographics, fear and distress levels, and use and perceived effectiveness of pain/distress management interventions provided before and during the vaccination process. All survey data were entered into Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap). Quantit..

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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Financial support by the University of Ottawa Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).