The Positive Distraction Effect of Toys in Children's Venous Blood Sampling

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Conference Proceedings
Authors: Huifang ShangGuo XinchengChuanshun Wang

Abstract: Based on the positive distraction concept in Roger S. Ulrich's supportive design theory, this research selected toys as positive distraction elements in children's venous blood sampling to find more game elements that can effectively divert children's attention and alleviate children's anxiety and fear emotions. The research designed the Children’s Venous Blood Sampling Anxiety Scale by referring to the modified version of the Yale Preoperative Anxiety Scale. The experiment took 3-5 years old children as the research object, and accessed the general distraction effects of toys on children in the process of venous blood sampling. As well as the differences of the distraction effect between normative toy and medical toy on children in blood sampling process, and the differences in long-term impact on children's emotional recovery after blood sampling were compared.

Keywords: Children, Positive Distraction, Toy, Venous Blood Sampling

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1002096

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