Intervention Review

Non-pharmacological management of infant and young child procedural pain

  1. Rebecca R Pillai Riddell1,*,
  2. Nicole M Racine1,
  3. Kara Turcotte1,
  4. Lindsay S Uman2,
  5. Rachel E Horton1,
  6. Laila Din Osmun1,
  7. Sara Ahola Kohut1,
  8. Jessica Hillgrove Stuart1,
  9. Bonnie Stevens3,
  10. Alanna Gerwitz-Stern1

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group

Published Online: 5 OCT 2011

Assessed as up-to-date: 25 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006275.pub2

How to Cite

Pillai Riddell RR, Racine NM, Turcotte K, Uman LS, Horton RE, Din Osmun L, Ahola Kohut S, Hillgrove Stuart J, Stevens B, Gerwitz-Stern A. Non-pharmacological management of infant and young child procedural pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD006275. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006275.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    York University, Department of Psychology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    IWK Health Centre & Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  3. 3

    The Hospital for Sick Children, Associate Chief of Nursing Research, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

*Rebecca R Pillai Riddell, Department of Psychology, York University, 4700 Keele Street, OUCH Laboratory, Atkinson College, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3, Canada.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 5 OCT 2011


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