The influence of adult behaviors on child coping during venipuncture: a sequential analysis

Taylor, Christine, Sellick, Ken, and Greenwood, Ken (2011) The influence of adult behaviors on child coping during venipuncture: a sequential analysis. Research in Nursing & Health, 34 (2). pp. 116-131.

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Abstract

The aim of this exploratory study was to investigate the influences of adult behaviors on child coping behaviors during venipunctures (VPs) in an emergency department. Observations of children and adults from 66 VPs were coded using a modified version of the Child–Adult Medical Procedure Interaction Scale and analyzed using sequential analysis. Results showed adult reassurance behavior promoted child distress behaviors, such as crying, as well as nondistress behaviors, such as information seeking; adult distraction behaviors promoted children's distraction, control, and coping behaviors; and children frequently ignored adult behaviors. Findings suggest further exploration of children's internal strategies for coping, such as appraisal, and clarifying the role of adult reassurance in child coping behaviors.

Item ID: 40594
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1098-240X
Keywords: child, coping, interaction, venipuncture
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2015 04:44
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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