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A Test of the Effectiveness of a Device for Pediatric Immunization Pain (Buzzy)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00910611
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2010 by MMJ Labs LLC.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : June 1, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 25, 2010
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March 13, 2009
June 1, 2009
June 25, 2010
January 2009
June 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
FLACC observational pain/distress scale [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]
Videotaped scores are generated from the 30 seconds before the immunization and during the first two and second two sets of shots. Scoring is complete when the final bandage is placed over the last immunization.
FLACC observational pain/distress scale [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]
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Self report using Faces Pain Scale - Revised [ Time Frame: 1 minute after immunizations are complete ]
After the first arm and second sets of two shots, children and parents are asked to indicate which face represents how much pain they (or the child) felt.
Self report using Faces Pain Scale - Revised [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]
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A Test of the Effectiveness of a Device for Pediatric Immunization Pain
Relieving Pediatric Immunization Pain Using A Reusable Personal Device
A vibrating cold pack placed proximal to the site of immunization will decrease the pain of routine preschool immunizations when compared to standard care.

Needle pain is the most common and the most feared source of childhood pain, resulting in needle phobia for 10% of adults. Current standard of care for immunizations in the us provides analgesia 6% of the time. An inexpensive, immediately acting form of needle pain control could reduce needle phobia or vaccine refusal in the long term if demonstrated to be effective for immunization pain.

This study will evaluate pain responses using video-coded FLACC scores for patients undergoing routine pre-school immunizations. Parent and patient pain assessments, as well as demographic information and pre-procedural anxiety coded from videos will be included.

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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Device: Buzzy
"Buzzy", the vibrating cold pack, is pressed by parent or nurse immediately prior to immunizations. The vibration is activated and the device remains in place throughout the procedure, moving locations to complete the 4 shots.
Other Name: Buzzy R
  • No Intervention: Standard Care
    Immunizations given with standard care of no pain control
  • Experimental: Buzzy
    Vibrating device with cold pack held to arm proximal to injections
    Intervention: Device: Buzzy
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July 2010
June 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients receiving standard preschool immunizations
  • Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clear cognitive impairments affecting communication
  • Chronic illness requiring frequent injections
  • Patients with sickle cell or other sensitivity to cold
  • Patients who have received more than two immunizations on the same visit within the past two years.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
4 Years to 6 Years   (Child)
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United States
1R44HD056647-01A2 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
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Amy Baxter MD, MMJ Labs LLC
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Principal Investigator: Amy L Baxter, MD MMJ Labs LLC
June 2010

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