Table 5.

Parent Satisfaction Measurements

EMLA (n = 21)Spray (n = 20)Control (n = 21)
Mean scores
 Comparison VAS*27.9  ± 28.324.0  ± 28.846.0  ± 12.8
 Parent distress VAS12.1  ± 18.514.1  ± 24.022.1  ± 20.9
 Preference VAS22.5  ± 31.516.4  ± 26.631.2  ± 34.7
  • * VAS indicates visual analog scale.

  • P < .01 for comparison between this treatment group and control.

    There were no significant differences between EMLA and spray groups.