Psychosocial interventions for reduction of distress in children with leukemia during bone marrow aspiration and lumbar puncture

Children with cancer undergo many invasive medical procedures that are often painful and highly distressing, including bone marrow aspiration (BMA) and lumbar puncture (LP). Psychosocial interventions have been demonstrated to reduce children's distress resulting from invasive medical procedures. The aim of the study is to assess the efficacy of psychosocial interventions to reduce distress in children with cancer undergoing BMA and LP in a pediatric cancer center in Taiwan.
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

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