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Commentary on: Canbulat Sahiner N, Turkmen AS, Acikgoz A, et al. Effectiveness of two different methods for pain reduction during insulin injection in children with Type 1 Diabetes: Buzzy and ShotBlocker. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs [EPub ahead of print 11 Oct 2018].
Implications for practice and research
Use of ShotBlocker or Buzzy during insulin administration was effective in reducing self-reported, parental and observer assessments of pain in comparison with no intervention.
ShotBlocker or Buzzy was effective in lowering self-reported, parental and observer assessments of fear and anxiety prior to and during insulin administration in comparison with no intervention.
Further research is needed to examine the effectiveness of the devices over a longer time …
Competing interests None declared.
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