Objective: The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of using the buzzy application on the level of the anxiety and pain in children with cancer during infusion. Methods: This is a randomized control trial study comprising of a sample of 53 children with cancer (aged 3–18 years) scheduled to be given infusion. The study was conducted in a children’s chemotherapy ward. Data were obtained using a patient biographical data questionnaire, the buzzy application, and an infusion needle. The Wong–Baker Faces Pain Scale instrument was used to measure pain and anxiety. The measurement of anxiety in the buzzy and control groups was carried out before and after the insertion while the pain was measured at the insertion of the infusion needle. The intervention group received buzzy 15 seconds before infusion, which is further maintained for 3 minutes after stabbing. Data analysis was used T-test, pain score used paired sample T-test and anxiety score used independent sample T-test significant at <0.05. Results: Statistics showed a significant difference of p = 0.001 in anxiety and pain between the buzzy and control groups. The difference in mean anxiety in the buzzy group (4.37 ± 1.30) was greater than the control group (2.24 ± 0.77). Meanwhile, pain in the buzzy group was lower than the control group, the pain score was reported by the children and also observed by the nurse. Conclusions: The use of buzzy during infusion effectively reduces anxiety and pain in children with cancer.
|Translated title of the contribution||Effect of BUZZY application on pain and anxiety in children with cancer during peripheral intravenous catheter intervention: a randomized controlled trial|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|