2021, Cilt 8, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 016-021
The Effect of Musical Mobile on Pain Perception Used During Peripheral Intravenous Catheterization in Infants (3-6 Months)
Nagihan AKAY1, Sema KUĞUOĞLU2, Behice EKİCİ3
1Uzman Hemşire, Sancaktepe Şehit Prof. Dr. İlhan Varank Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Çocuk Hastalıkları Kliniği, İstanbul/TÜRKİYE
2Prof. Dr, Medipol Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, İstanbul/TÜRKİYE
3Dr Öğr. Üyesi, Maltepe Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Yüksekokulu, İstanbul/TÜRKİYE
Keywords: Infant, nursing care, pain, peripheral intravenous catheterization

Aim: The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of musical mobile on pain perception used during peripheral intravenous catheterization in infants.

Material and Methods: The semi-experimental study, which was conducted with a total of 112 babies between 3-6 months, was carried out on 2.11.2017 and 31.01.2018 in a hospital's pediatric ward. While the musical mobile was used during the intravenous catheterization procedure in the experimental group, only catheterization was applied to the control group. Data were collected with a descriptive information form and Face Legs Activity Cry Consolability (FLACC) Pain Scale. In both groups, two independent observers scored the simultaneous pain scale before, during, and after the procedure.

Results: 52.7% (n = 59) of the babies included in the study were female and 47.3% (n = 53) were male. It was determined that the general characteristics (age, weight, height) of the babies were similar between experimental and control groups. The FLACC pain scores of the control group before (p: 0.011; p <0.05), during (p: 0.001; p <0.01) and after the procedure (p: 0.001; p <0.01) were found to be statistically significantly higher than the experimental group.

Conclusion: Musical mobile has been found effective in reducing pain perception during peripheral intravenous catheterization and can be used safely.