In this study, we wanted to learn about what parents think about a knowledge translation tool on vaccination pain management that was created by our team of researchers using the best available evidence-based information about pain management for vaccinations and published by ParentsCanada, a popular Canadian parenting magazine. This tool was intended to help parents manage their children’s vaccination pain by providing tips for handling vaccination appointments.
Our results showed that when the information in a knowledge translation tool provided to parents is relevant to the needs and questions they have about managing needle pain, parents are more likely to use the tool to manage their child’s vaccination pain and feel more confident in doing so. Positive and supportive interactions with health care providers also help set the stage for parents being able to use knowledge translation tools successfully during their child’s vaccination.
Thank you to all the families who took part in our survey.
This study has been approved by the IWK Health Centre Research Ethics Board.
Abstract Background: Vaccination is a common painful procedure for children. Parents’ concern regarding vaccination pain is a significant driver of vaccine hesitancy. Despite the wealth of evidence-based practices available for managing vaccination pain, parents lack knowledge of, and access to, these...Read More
Abstract Introduction: Although several evidence-based strategies for managing children's vaccination pain exist, many parents report being unaware of them. Knowledge translation (KT) tools present evidence-based information in plain language. Objectives: This two-phase study assessed parents/caregivers' uptake of evidence-based pain management...Read More
Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre
The Hospital for Sick Children & University of Toronto
The Hospital for Sick Children
BC Children's Hospital
University of Guelph
IWK Health Centre
University of Toronto & Hospital for Sick Children