Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Lindsey L. Cohen.
Christina D. Adams
Despite the current recognition of infant procedural pain and distress, there is a dearth of research, both in the assessment and treatment literature, of infant procedural distress. This study examined how specific parent behaviors relate to infant procedural distress and whether this relation is mediated by birth order. Results indicated that females were rated as more distressed than were males, and that birth order did not prove to be a distinguishing factor in infant distress. Finally, while some behaviors appear to have a similar influence on both preschoolers' and infants' behaviors, parents' behavior during infants' distressing procedures were found to be dissimilar to those of parents' behavior during preschoolers' distressing procedures.
McClellan, Catherine Bradford, "Parent-infant interactions during acute painful procedures" (2001). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 715.