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postgraduate thesis: Administration of oral sucrose to reduce immunization-induced pain anddistress for infants one to eighteen months of age

TitleAdministration of oral sucrose to reduce immunization-induced pain anddistress for infants one to eighteen months of age
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Ngai, K. [魏嘉茵]. (2012). Administration of oral sucrose to reduce immunization-induced pain and distress for infants one to eighteen months of age. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4833602
AbstractThe World Health Organization (WHO) recommends childhood immunization as one of the necessary preventive health measures to reduce the chance of contracting infectious diseases in children. Despite the proven benefits, immunization is associated with pain and management of immunization-induced pain has been neglected in current local practice. Administration of oral sucrose is found to be an effective pain-relieving intervention during routine immunizations as evidenced by seven systematic reviews. This simple intervention is encouraged to be carried out during routine immunizations in community settings such as Maternal and Child Health Centres in Hong Kong. Evidence-based practice guidelines and implementation plans are set up in carrying out the new practice. Stakeholders are identified with communication strategies noted. In addition, pilot testing and evaluation are also necessary to improve the new practice. It is expected that the implementation of the intervention can bring about obvious positive outcomes for infants, parents, nurses and the health care system by means of reducing infants’ pain and distress during routine immunizations.
DegreeMaster of Nursing
SubjectImmunization of infants.
Pain in infants - Treatment.
Sucrose.
Dept/ProgramNursing Studies

 

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dc.contributor.authorNgai, Ka-yan-
dc.contributor.author魏嘉茵-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationNgai, K. [魏嘉茵]. (2012). Administration of oral sucrose to reduce immunization-induced pain and distress for infants one to eighteen months of age. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4833602-
dc.description.abstractThe World Health Organization (WHO) recommends childhood immunization as one of the necessary preventive health measures to reduce the chance of contracting infectious diseases in children. Despite the proven benefits, immunization is associated with pain and management of immunization-induced pain has been neglected in current local practice. Administration of oral sucrose is found to be an effective pain-relieving intervention during routine immunizations as evidenced by seven systematic reviews. This simple intervention is encouraged to be carried out during routine immunizations in community settings such as Maternal and Child Health Centres in Hong Kong. Evidence-based practice guidelines and implementation plans are set up in carrying out the new practice. Stakeholders are identified with communication strategies noted. In addition, pilot testing and evaluation are also necessary to improve the new practice. It is expected that the implementation of the intervention can bring about obvious positive outcomes for infants, parents, nurses and the health care system by means of reducing infants’ pain and distress during routine immunizations.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B48336026-
dc.subject.lcshImmunization of infants.-
dc.subject.lcshPain in infants - Treatment.-
dc.subject.lcshSucrose.-
dc.titleAdministration of oral sucrose to reduce immunization-induced pain anddistress for infants one to eighteen months of age-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb4833602-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Nursing-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineNursing Studies-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b4833602-
dc.date.hkucongregation2012-

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