Table 1.

Anxiety Measures and Needle Stick History

Parent AppliedClinician Applied
Younger (n = 11)Older (n = 10)Younger (n = 10)Older (n = 10)
M(SD)MdM(SD)MdM(SD)MdM(SD)Md
Parent anxiety* 20.2(38.3)034.4(32.6)25.040.3(32.0)38.525.5(24.0)19.0
Child anxiety* 14.4(29.3)037.4(36.7)21.549.1(35.0)52.017.2(20.0)11.0
Number of previous needle sticks5.6(5.7)4.02.2(1.5)2.06.1(5.2)6.08.4(9.2)6.0
Previous difficulty coping* 39.1(36.1)41.052.9(44.6)54.043.9(34.2)39.031.7(30.7)25.0
  • Abbreviation: Md, median.

  • * 0–100 mm VAS.

  • Age by experimental group interaction; P < .01.