Pain in connection with capillary blood test at different sites in the palm

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dc.contributor.author Grill-Wikell, Heidi
dc.contributor.author Annersten, Magdalena
dc.contributor.author Frid, Anders
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-08T14:08:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-08T14:08:30Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 65-68 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1551-7853 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14321
dc.description.abstract There are studies suggesting that fear of blood and injury is associated with less frequent self-testing; by reducing pain when measuring blood glucose the number of measurements can probably increase. The aim of this study was to investigate whether or not there were any differences regarding pain at different test sites in the palm. Twenty type 1 diabetes subjects pricked themselves at four different sites in the palm in the non-dominant hand in a randomised order with the Freestyle® punction device loaded with BD Microfine+ lancets. Pain was evaluated by the subjects using the Pain-O-Meter®. The result (n=80) showed no statistically significant difference in pain score between the investigated sites. The level of sensory pain was reported: shooting (n=36), no pain (n=27), searing (n=8), soaring (n=5), pressing (n=2), aching (n=1) and burning (n=1); 86% (n=69) of the pricked sites were experienced as no pain at all. This study shows that pain in connection with capillary blood test is low as measured by the Pain-O-Meter. There are no significant differences in the pain experienced at different sites in the palm. More studies need to be done using different punction devices and more sites need to be investigated en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell en_US
dc.subject blood glucose self-monitoring en_US
dc.subject pain measurements en_US
dc.subject capillary blood test en_US
dc.subject test-sites en_US
dc.subject tests en_US
dc.subject Pain-O-Meter® en_US
dc.subject.classification Medicine en_US
dc.title Pain in connection with capillary blood test at different sites in the palm en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/edn.22 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication European Diabetes Nursing;2
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 2 en_US
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