Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Reducing Parental Concern for Vaccine-Associated Pain in Infants
by Abukhaled, Mona, D.N.P., Chamberlain University - Chamberlain College of Nursing, 2019, 99; 28095177
Abstract (Summary)

Vaccines are the most common source of iatrogenic pain in infants and studies have shown that parental concern for this pain contributes to vaccine hesitancy. Addressing these concerns can encourage parents to consent to infant immunization. The purpose of this evidence-based practice project was to perform non-pharmacological pain relief methods for infants up to six months old and assess the effect on parental concerns for vaccine-associated pain. For this, a pre- and post- method design was performed over eight weeks. A statistically significant reduction in the level of parental concern for infant pain from pre- to post- implementation was observed. Thus, nurses can effectively use non-pharmacological methods of pain management for infants undergoing routine vaccination while reducing parents’ concern for vaccine-associated pain. Future recommendations to provide similar EBP initiatives for vaccine pain relief to a wider range of pediatric patients have been formulated.

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Advisor: Smith, Nikki R., Cortez, Susan
School: Chamberlain University - Chamberlain College of Nursing
Department: Public Health
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-A 82/3(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Nursing, Individual & family studies, Public health
Keywords: Infants, Pain management, Parental concern for pain, Vaccination, Vaccine hesitancy, Vaccine pain
Publication Number: 28095177
ISBN: 9798672128450
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